In The Company Of Spies
from the data-mining-for-fun-and-for-profit dept
We've written about SAIC before - the hugely secret, but enormously profitable company that supplies all sorts of government agencies with various technologies they need. Business 2.0 is now running a good profile of SAIC talking about how the company began, and how it's grown over time. It also discusses the notorious cut-throat culture (described as "Darwinian chaos"). The article mentions the fact that the company is entirely "employee owned", but doesn't get into all the details about it (the culture is apparently notorious for using the internal distribution of shares as a part of every incentive given to employees - and once you leave, you're forced to sell back your shares). The article does describe, however, some of their datamining tools - and if you have any doubt who would be supplying the tools for the well known TIA system, I think it's pretty clear who would win the contract after reading this article.