The Pentagon said it awarded Virginia-based Science Applications International Corp. a $10 million Navy contract covering a year’s worth of care and training for Navy marine mammals. Most of the work will be in San Diego.

SAIC recently split into two companies, creating the new company Leidos Holdings Inc.

The Navy uses dolphins and sea lions for mine hunting and port security.

Some 70 percent of the work will be done in San Diego, while remaining work will be performed in Kings Bay, Ga., and Bangor, Wash.

The deal is a modification to a previously awarded time-and-materials contract. Spawar Systems Center Pacific awarded the deal. The company received one offer for the contract, which was announced on the Federal Business Opportunities website and the Spawar e-Commerce Central website.

— SDBJ Staff Report