Science Applications International Corp. has won a contract to develop a video streaming system for Maryland as the state celebrates the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key writing the national anthem.
Four cameras will stream the Baltimore-based Francis Scott Key Bridge and Fort McHenry as the state intends to give viewers the same perspective as Key when he wrote the “Star-Spangled Banner,” SAIC said Monday.
Two of those cameras will stream the bridge and the other two will focus on the flag at Fort McHenry, one from the west at the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel building and the other from the East at the Fort McHenry Tunnel building.
SAIC will provide the streaming system for “Star-Spangled 200: a National Bicentennial in Maryland,” a state initiative that aims to commemorate Maryland’s contributions to national defense, including the origin of the national anthem
“Star-Spangled 200 is an incredible celebration of the heritage of Maryland and of the state’s contribution to defending the freedom of our nation,” said Neil Chung, SAIC chief systems engineer. “We’re excited to work with the DBED to commemorate this event by providing video-streaming capabilities at Francis Scott Key Bridge and Fort McHenry Tunnel, the birthplace of our national anthem,” Chung added.
The Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development will provide the video stream on the Star-Spangled 200 website to the public.
“’KeyCam is another signature project launched during the multi-year bicentennial commemoration,” said Bill Pencek, executive director of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. “People from around the world will be able to share the experience of Key as he witnessed the historic events,” he added.
SAIC has also been helping the General Services Administration meet its equipment, building, and campus telecommunications infrastructure needs since winning a position in 2011 on a contract worth up to $5 billion for all awardees.
Rick Reynolds, now a senior vice president for business development, said that the support that SAIC provides telecommunications infrastructure spans GSA’s global portfolio.
The contract supports networks in both classified and unclassified environments. SAIC said it has designed and implemented some of the federal government’s largest civilian and military networks and civilian networks, including world-wide carrier-grade backbone networks.