J. R. Beyster Collection, ca. 1940-2015 (MSS 0658)

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Extent: circa 108 Linear feet (approximately 222 archives boxes, 18 cartons, 2 flat boxes, and digital files); 36 Gigabytes

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A small selection of materials from the collection are available in PDF format and can be found in the container list.

The J. R. Beyster Collection documents the career and business records of Dr. J. Robert Beyster (1924-2014), the founder, former chairman and chief executive officer of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), the San Diego based employee-owned research and development firm launched in 1969.

John Robert Beyster (1924-2014) was born in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from high school in 1942, and immediately enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Following an aptitude assessment, Beyster was selected to continue his education in math and physics at the University of Michigan. After a brief period in the service, Beyster returned to the University of Michigan for his MS and PhD in nuclear physics. Dr. Beyster initially worked at Westinghouse's Atomic Power Division, but soon moved to the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico to work as a research physicist. In 1955 he married Betty Beyster in Austin, Texas, and in 1957 they moved to San Diego, where Dr. Beyster led the Accelerator Physics Department at General Atomics. He remained at General Atomics for nearly twelve years, engineering a linear accelerator.

Seeking new opportunities to further his technical interests and entrepreneurial ambition, Beyster launched Science Applications, Inc. in 1969 (later renamed Science Applications International Corporation, or SAIC). The firm's initial emphasis was on nuclear power, research, and weapons effects study programs, primarily under government contracts. Diversifying rapidly under his leadership, SAIC grew to provide high-technology services and products to government and commercial customers in areas of national and international security, systems integration, information technology, transportation, telecommunications, health systems, energy, and environmental systems and engineering. From its earliest days, the privately-held SAIC was designed on model of employee ownership, whereby employees of the company shared profits, were the sole owners of stock, and had responsibility for business development. SAIC focused on recruiting and retaining high-level technical staff and entrepreneurs to expand into new business areas and push innovation. Dr. Beyster remained at the helm of SAIC as the chairman and chief executive officer until his retirement on July 16, 2004.

Dr. Beyster's belief in employee-ownership business models inspired him to found the Foundation for Enterprise Development (FED) in 1986. Through research fellowships, educational opportunities, business literature, conferences, and other means, the FED sought to promote the "sustainability and growth of U.S.- based science and technology companies through research, education, and services that advance innovation, entrepreneurship and broad-based ownership." In 2002, the FED founded the Beyster Institute to further promote the visionary ideas of Dr. Beyster and his commitment to innovation in business management, entrepreneurship, and employee ownership. In 2004, the Beyster Institute joined the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego, where it continues to promote the understanding and practice of employee ownership as an effective and responsible business model through education initiatives and consulting.

Dr. Beyster produced over 60 publications and technical reports, many of which are included in the collection, as well as The SAIC Solution: How We Built an $8 Billion Employee-Owned Technology Company (2007). Dr. Beyster was a noted expert on national security issues and reactor physics, and served as a member of the Scientific Advisory Group to the Director, Strategic Target Planning Staff of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in addition to other consulting roles. Dr. Beyster was a fellow of the American Nuclear and American Physical Societies, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and Chairman Emeritus of the UC San Diego Foundation's Board of Directors. He was recognized throughout his career, particularly later in his life, with numerous awards and distinctions of honor bestowed by both the business and government communities.

J. R. Beyster passed away at his home in La Jolla, California in December 2014.

The J. R. Beyster Collection documents the career and business records of Dr. J. Robert Beyster (1924-2014), the founder, former chairman and chief executive officer of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), the San Diego based employee-owned research and development firm launched in 1969. The first part of the collection includes photographs, recognition and achievements, writings, transcripts of speeches, and other materials from Dr. Beyster's life, including his early days prior to the founding of SAIC, his business career, and post-retirement period. The second, more voluminous part of the collection consists of the business records of SAIC. The records document the company's development and growth, its management structure, major contracts and awards, technological innovations, Dr. Beyster's memoranda and notebooks, and SAIC's culture and commitment to the values of employee ownership over three decades of operations.

J. R. Beyster Papers

Arranged in six series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL, 2) HONORS AND RECOGNITION, 3) EARLY YEARS, 4) WRITINGS, 5) SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS, and 6) PHOTOGRAPHS.

SAIC Records

Arranged in sixteen series: 7) BOARD OF DIRECTORS, 8) MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION, 9) COUNCILS AND COMMITTEES, 10) NOTEBOOKS, 11) SUBSIDIARIES, 12) ACQUISITIONS, 13) EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP, 14) RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (IR & D), 15) U.S. GOVERNMENT, 16) PRIVATE SECTOR WORK PRODUCT, 17) INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS, 18) SAIC PUBLICATIONS, 19) PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS, 20) AMERICA'S CUP, 21) AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, and 22) DIGITAL MEDIA.

Container List

J. R. Beyster Papers

BIOGRAPHICAL

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) BIOGRAPHICAL: Materials relating to the life and career of J. R. Beyster, including transcripts of media interviews and profiles, appointment calendars, administrative papers, and documentation of his philanthropic activities.

Box: 1 Folder: 1
Professional history statement, 1968 December 7
Box: 1 Folder: 2
Lists of writings and publications

Includes catalog records for published articles by Dr. Beyster (1948-1976), and a list of 45 publications by year (1956-1967).

Box: 1 Folder: 3
Resumes and biographical statements, ca. 1985-1996
Box: 1 Folder: 4
Applications and clearances, ca. 1966-1975

Restrictions Apply

Box: 1 Folder: 5
Board of Registration for Professional Engineers applications, 1975-1989
Box: 1 Folder: 6
Evaluation of Dr. Beyster's personality by Human Edge Software Corporation, ca. 1988
Box: 1 Folder: 7
National Academy of Engineering (NAE) diploma and nomination form with photograph, 1989
Box: 1 Folder: 8-10
Schedules and calendars, 1984, 1986-1989

Weekly schedules, logistics for trips and travel itineraries.

Box: 1 Folder: 11-14
Dr. Beyster appointment books, 1982-1986
Box: 2 Folder: 1-9
Dr. Beyster appointment books, 1987-1995
Box: 2 Folder: 10
Media interview questions and answers, circa 1988, 2006-2007

Lists of prepared Q and A for media profiles and interviews with Dr. Beyster. Includes a response to and questions prepared for a Vanity Fair article on SAIC, and interview transcript with Ed Muhlfeld on Dr. Beyster's role in the America's Cup.

From Owners at Work, the Ohio Employee Ownership Center's magazine.

Box: 3 Folder: 1-2
J. Craig Venter Institute - Press release and supported programs, 2007, 2012
Box: 3 Folder: 3
Interview transcripts with Dr. Beyster and Mary Ann Beyster with Peter Economy on the SAIC Solution, 2007 February 22
Box: 3 Folder: 4
University of Michigan - Bob and Betty Beyster Building and fellowship gift, 2011-2012

Press articles, photograph and thank you card.

Oversize: FB-1
New York Times obituary (oversize color reprint), 2014 December 25
Box: 3 Folder: 5
Memorial service program, 2014
Box: 3 Folder: 6
Dr. Beyster archives - Original schema, undated

The original records schema for the Beyster Collection, prior to its accession by UC San Diego Library. It includes subjects and file numbers. It is indicative of Dr. Beyster's original records management prior to an extensive review by Leidos, and not necessarily the organization and content of the collection at UC San Diego Library.

Box: 3 Folder: 7-10
Dr. Beyster archives - Original inventory, undated

HONORS AND RECOGNITION

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) HONORS AND RECOGNITION: Awards, letters of thanks, and recognition for Dr. Beyster's accomplishments and leadership as chairman and CEO of SAIC. Arranged in chronological order.

Box: 4
World Energy Exposition first issue stamps, 1982 May
Box: 4
Ellis Island Centennial Commission - Certificate of appreciation for restoration contribution by SAIC, ca. 1984
Box: 4
American Nuclear Society (ANS) Silver Certificate and membership card, 1984

Presented to Dr. Beyster in recognition of 25 years of continuous membership.

Box: 4
Personal letters of appreciation and commendation, 1986-2003
Box: 4
Entrepreneur of the Year award judging packet, nomination and correspondence, ca. 1988-2001
Box: 4
Republican Senatorial Inner Circle, 1991, 1993

Signed letter by George Bush, and an inkjet print of four former presidents.

Box: 4
International America's Cup Class certificate, 1991
Box: 4
Strategic Air Command (SAC) letter, circa 1992
Box: 4
Government Computer News Gala Awards Banquet programs, 1988, 1993
Box: 4
CONNECT Lifetime Achievement award, 1994

Includes program, clippings, and an annotated outline of an interview with KGTV, KUSI.

Box: 4
Letters of thanks for philanthropic support, 1994-1995

Letters of thanks from the AFCEA Educational Foundation, the San Diego Space & Science Foundation, and the UC San Diego Human Powered Vehicle competition.

Box: 4
City of San Diego proclamations, 1994-1995

Proclamations establishing SAIC Day and Dr. J. Robert Beyster Day in San Diego.

Box: 4
UCSD Engineering newsletter, 1995

Article on Beyster and SAIC funding engineering chairs.

Oversize: FB-01
Resolution of the San Diego City Council for SAIC Day (oversize), 1999
Box: 4
State of California, 1994, 1997

Letters of congratulations to SAIC on its 25th anniversary, signed by senator Dianne Feinstein and governor Pete Wilson; additional letter of recognition signed by Wilson for Employee Ownership Day.

Box: 4
Father of the Year Award program and related materials, 1996
Box: 4
Presidential message from Bill Clinton congratulating the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, 1997
Box: 4
"Tribute to SAIC" by the Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce, 1997

Planning materials pertaining to the "Tribute to San Diego's IPOs '96+5" event in May and the "Tribute to SAIC" event in July hosted by Circles of Influence and the Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce. Traces the development of the idea for the Chamber reception booklet. Includes programs for both events, event planning correspondence, copy of the 1969 SAIC annual report, and reference materials on the growth of SAIC.

Oversize: FB-01
American Defense Preparedness Association corporate member certificate, 1997
Box: 5
Good Scout Technology Award luncheon program, 1997
Box: 5
San Diego Mediation Center certificate, 1998
Box: 5
30-year congratulatory messages, 1999
Box: 5
Miscellaneous awards and recognition, 1999-2002

Certificates from the San Diego Business Journal, ARCS Foundation, INC., Deloitte & Touche Technology "Fast 50," Computer Consulting Associates, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, and San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Box: 5
Letters of appreciation and certificates from UC San Diego, 2000-2003

UC San Diego Cardiovascular Center Associates certificate and letter; letter from J. Robert Beyster Professor of Computer Science Dr. Joe Pasquale; letters relating to SAIC Scholarship recipients.

Box: 5
STARCOM 200 Lifetime Achievement award (San Diego Business Journal) - Acceptance speech and planning materials, 2004
Box: 5
DARPA Grand Challenge certificate, 2004
Box: 5
Retirement well-wishes (assembled for scrapbook), 2004
Box: 5
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, Herb Klein Civic Leadership Award - Acceptance speech and program, 2006
Box: 5
Junior Achievement's San Diego Business Hall of Fame dinner, 2007

Includes transcript of Dr. Beyster remarks, email correspondence, planning documents and program.

Box: 5
Horatio Alger Awards interview and related materials, 2007-2008
Box: 5
2008 Horatio Alger Awards book

Includes biographies of award recipients, including Dr. Beyster.

Box: 5
11th Annual Heart of San Diego Gala program, recognizing Robert and Betty Beyster, 2008
Box: 5
CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, 2008, 2011
Oversize: AB-12-C
CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame - Framed resolution by the Calif. State Legislature, 2008 March 12
Box: 5
9th annual Greater Washington GovCon Awards program, 2011
Box: 5
Statement by Hon. Susan A. Davis of California for the Congressional record, 2015
Oversize: AB-11-B
Statement by Hon. Susan A. Davis of California for the Congressional record (framed), 2015
Box: 5
California State Assembly certificate of recognition, undated

EARLY YEARS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) EARLY YEARS. Arranged in two subseries: A) Student Notebooks, and B) Pre-SAIC.

A) Student Notebooks: Dr. Beyster's notebooks from his studies at the University of Michigan. Most are undated, but are labeled with the course title.

B) Pre-SAIC: A small assortment of materials documenting Dr. Beyster's professional activities before founding SAI in 1969.

Student Notebooks

Box: 6 Folder: 1
Operational math (Math 147) notebook, undated
Box: 6 Folder: 2
Physics 196 notebook, undated
Box: 6 Folder: 3
Statics and supplemental notes to course 207 notebook, undated
Box: 6 Folder: 4
Analytical mechanics (Physics 208) notebook, undated
Box: 6 Folder: 5-6
Kinetic theory, parts I-II notebooks, undated
Box: 6 Folder: 7
Advanced statistics notebooks, 1948
Box: 6 Folder: 8
Advanced statistical mechanics notebook, undated
Box: 6 Folder: 9
Section counter notebook, undated
Box: 7 Folder: 1-2
Electricity magnetism (Physics 205-206) notebooks, undated
Box: 7 Folder: 3-4
Complex variables (Math 155) notebooks, undated
Box: 7 Folder: 5-7
Thermodynamics (Physics 209) notebooks, undated
Box: 8 Folder: 1
Band spectra notebook, undated
Box: 8 Folder: 2
Dynamics (Physics 207) notebook, undated
Box: 8 Folder: 3-4
Scintillation counters notebooks, undated
Box: 9
Relational quantum mechanics notebook, 1948-1949
Box: 9
Relativistic quantum mechanics notebook, undated
Box: 9
Quantum theory notebooks, undated
Box: 10 Folder: 1
Nuclear Physics Laboratory on coincidence work, etc. Notebook D, undated
Box: 10 Folder: 2-6
Nuclear Physics Laboratory II-VI notebooks, ca. 1948
Box: 10 Folder: 7-9
Nuclear theory notebooks, undated
Box: 11
Correlation notebooks, ca. 1949

Pre-SAIC

Box: 12
Los Alamos days, 1957, 1962, 1970-1971

Correspondence re: technical calculations, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility as a neutron source, neutrons (elastic cross section).

Box: 12
General Atomics days, 1962-1965

Correspondence and memoranda re: trip reports, procurement history of liquid hydrogen dewar system for Project 364, technical calculations.

Box: 12
General Atomics report - Delayed Gamma Rays from Fission, 1965-1966

With acknowledgements to Dr. Beyster.

Box: 12
Letter of resignation from Gulf General Atomic, 1969 January 2
Box: 12
Nuclear Training Directorate, Field Command, DASA, Sandia Base, Albuquerque - Course materials, 1969

Course completion certificates, photographs, reading lists and other documentation.

WRITINGS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 4) WRITINGS. Arranged in two subseries: A) Technical Papers, and B) Other. Writings are arranged in chronological order.

Technical Papers

Box: 13
Lists of publications, undated
Box: 13
A low energy neutron research program utilizing an electron linear accelerator. By R. B. Walton, J. R. Beyster, E. Haddad, W. M. Lopez, R. E. Nather and J. C. Young, undated
Box: 13
General Atomic talk for Sun Valley on neutrons, 1955
Box: 13
Interaction of 1.0-, 1.77-, 2.5-, 3.25-, and 7.0-Mev neutrons with nuclei. By J. R. Beyster, M. Walt and E. W. Salmi, 1956
Box: 13
Inelastic cross-sections for fission-spectrum neutrons. By H. A. Bethe, J. R. Beyster and R. E. Carter, 1957
Box: 13
Measurements of low energy neutron spectra. By R. S. Stone and J. R. Beyster (GAMD-348), 1958
Box: 13
Spatially dependent neutron spectra (GA-2036). By J. R. Beyster, J. L. Wood and H. C. Honeck, 1960

Presented at the American Nuclear Society meeting in San Francisco.

Box: 13
Measurement of neutron diffusion parameters in water by the pulsed neutron method (GA-1584). By W. M. Lopez and J. R. Beyster, 1962
Box: 13
Neutron thermalization measurements using an electron linear accelerator. By J. R. Beyster, 1962
Box: 13
Neutron thermalization in zirconium hydride. By J. C. Young, J. A. Young, G. K. Houghton, G. D. Trimble and J. R. Beyster, 1964
Box: 13
Neutron thermalization and reactor applications. By J. R. Beyster, N. Corngold, H. Honeck, G. Joanou and D. Parks, 1964 May
Box: 13
Neutron spectra in shields by time-of-flight. By J. L. Russell, with work done by J. R. Beyster et al., 1964 November 20
Box: 13
Preproposal discussion of neutron beam driven boosters. Report prepared for General Atomic, 1965 September 23
Box: 13
Accelerator pulsed fast assembly. By K. l. Crosbie, J. L. Russell, and J. R. Beyster, 1966
Box: 13
The technical challenge of the oceans to industry. By J. R. Beyster and S. Lupton, 1979 September 15

Paper prepared for Oceans '79, "The Technical Challenge of Inner Space."

Other

Box: 13
Dr. Beyster's "Salutary address" to his graduating class in the Monguagon, 1942, 1998

Includes photocopies of class photos and a personal letter from childhood friend.

Box: 13
Managing an employee ownership company, 1987 March

Paper based on a talk by Dr. Beyster at the 6th Annual Conference on Employee Ownership and Participation.

Box: 13
Employee ownership and high technology service corporations, 1987 October
Box: 13
SAIC book manuscript, undated
Box: 13
SAIC book manuscript - Supporting materials, 1986-1987, 2002

Newspaper clippings re: industry trends, company ownership, political events, profiles of SAIC, and correspondence.

Box: 14
Employee ownership of SAIC. A report based on a speech prepared for "Issues in Soviet and U.S. Defense Conversion: Doing Business Together", 1991 February 16
Box: 14
Managing for a high-tech future: Employee ownership gives companies the competitive edge, 1991
Box: 14
Employee ownership: A key to American competitiveness, 1992
Box: 14
Capital flows and ownership, 2000
Box: 14
Creating entrepreneurial employee ownership at SAIC, and Entrepreneurs at the turn of the century, 2000
Box: 14
Principles and Practices of SAIC pamphlet, 2005
Box: 14
Embracing change through employee ownership, 2007 December 12
Box: 14
Dr. Beyster's blog - Supporting materials, undated

Drafts of preliminary content for Dr. Beyster blog, including a biographical statement and handwritten notes.

SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 5) SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS: Transcripts, talking points, and notes for speaking engagements, arranged chronologically. Dr. Beyster's prepared remarks for annual shareholder meetings, and Management and Executive Councils, are found within those series.

Box: 15
Lists of speeches and talks by J. R. Beyster, 1990
Box: 15
Company speech, ca. 1970
Box: 15
Dr. Beyster's notes for a presentation entitled "Who Am I", ca. 1970

Includes notes on the founding principles and ethos of SAI.

Box: 15
Notes for talks/meetings about SAI, ca. 1970-1971

Outline/notes for talks with J. Northrup, David Skaggs and Ed Ford. Also includes outline of a plan for "getting into Defense work." Unclear of these notes were prepared for private meetings or a broader audience.

Box: 15
Notes for talk on SAI, 1972
Box: 15
Presentation notes for Southern Services, ca. 1975?
Box: 15
Employee ownership: A way to build a modern organization. Talk for La Jolla Twelve-thirty Club, 1976

Includes annotated draft, with notes on "Problems for the future."

Box: 15
Organizational philosophy of SAI, 1978 December 6
Box: 15
Paper for panel discussion on system architecture and battle management for space defense, ca. 1985
Box: 15
Observations on America's Cup, ca. 1986

Heavily annotated outline of a speech on SAIC's involvement with the America's Cup.

Box: 15
Employee Ownership Day speeches, 1987-1999
Box: 15
Employee ownership in large companies. Speech delivered at NECO's 7th Annual Conference, 1988 March
Box: 15
Employee owned companies: A key building block in the growth of West Virginia, 1988 June 2
Box: 15
SAIC today and tomorrow. Speech prepared for the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, 1988 September
Box: 15
A tribute to the design/technology team for Stars and Stripes, 1988 September 7
Box: 15
Raising capital for employee owned companies - Opening remarks for FED conference, 1988 October 6
Box: 15
Portrait of a non-traditional entrepreneur, 1988 October
Box: 15
Notes for holiday/Christmas party talk, 1988
Box: 15
SACHSE Engineering speech, ca. 1989
Box: 15
Employee ownership: A key ingredient for rejuvenating American competitiveness, 1989 February 17
Box: 15
Opening remarks for FED conference, 1989 October 5
Box: 15
Increasing employee ownership in the public and private sector, 1989 October 20
Box: 15
Employee ownership as a stimulating force in the U.S. economy, 1989 November 8
Box: 15
Honing America's competitive edge - Democratic Leadership Council, 1989 November 13

Images from this event are in the PHOTOGRAPHS series.

Box: 16
Suggested remarks prepared for Dr. Beyster for legislative teleconference meeting, 1990 January 25
Box: 16
Introductory remarks for FED Conference, 1990 October 3
Box: 16
Employee ownership of SAIC / Issues in Soviet and U.S. defense conversion: Doing business together, 1991 February 15-16
Box: 16
Conclusions: First conference on employee participation in ownership and management, 1993 September 30
Box: 16
Equity compensation as an effective business strategy - Presentation slides for a FED and CONNECT conference, 1994 June 28
Box: 16
Lessons learned on equity compensation - FED Conference keynote address, 1995 September

Reprint from FED Journal of Selected Readings 1996, p. 1-4.

Box: 16
Notes for holiday/Christmas party talk, ca. 1995
Box: 16
The evolution of employee ownership - Remarks for FED Conference, 1996-1997
Box: 16
Why all the changes at SAIC, 1996 October
Box: 16
Making employee ownership work - Presentation slides, 1998 February
Box: 16
Remarks re: William E. Zisch, 1998 November
Box: 16
Ownership strategies in a rapidly changing world - Remarks for FED Conference, 1998 November 13
Box: 16
Power of employee ownership (Share the wealth), 1999-2000
Box: 16
Remarks upon accepting an award from the American Society of Engineering Management, 2000 October 6
Box: 16
The SAIC story - Presentation slides, 2001 October 16
Box: 16
Remarks for ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Scott Technology Transfer Center, Omaha, 2003 April
Box: 16
Remarks on occasion of National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) recognition, 2004 April
Box: 16
Unidentified notes, 2005
Box: 16
Remarks for a reception on the Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management's Washington office, 2005 February 23
Box: 16
Remarks on the SAIC Solution and American's Cup, 2007 July 11
Box: 16
Beyond the ESOP. Remarks and prepared questions and answers for the ESOP Association's Las Vegas conference, 2007 November 7

The questions address SAIC history, employee ownership and the publication of Dr. Beyster's book, The SAIC Solution.

Box: 16
1241 Cave Street remarks, undated
Box: 16
Fragment drafts, undated

PHOTOGRAPHS AND IMAGES

Oversize: AB-25-B
Artwork - SAI's Plan. Illustration of Dr. Beyster, 1975-1976

Matted and framed.

Oversize: AB-25-B
Artwork - Vision for the future. Pencil and crayon illustration of Dr. Beyster leading a crowd, by Tania K. Warner, 1989

Matted and framed.

Box: 17
Retirement (original folder heading), 1938 and undated
Box: 17
Student years, ca. 1942-1947
Box: 17
General Atomics, ca. 1955
Box: 17
Professional portraits, ca. 1960-1995
Box: 17
Miscellaneous photographs of Dr. Beyster, ca. 1970-2012
Box: 17
Dr. Beyster with the SAI Board, 1974
Box: 17
Early SAIC offices in La Jolla, ca. 1975-1985
Box: 17
Joint Strategic Targeting Planning Staff Scientific Advisory Group portraits, ca. 1980-1991
Oversize: FB-02
SIA Riyadh/Jeddah Jubail operations areas album, ca. 1983
Box: 17
Dr. Beyster at White Sands Missile Range luncheon, 1983 March 4
Box: 17
Beyster family photograph, ca. 1985
Box: 17
Polaris Poseidon Trident project, ca. 1985
Box: 17
Portraits of Dr. Beyster at the reception for the swearing-in of Dr. Donald Hicks as USDR&E, 1985 August 6
Box: 17
Photographs for book (original folder heading), 1987
Box: 17
FED conference portraits, 1987
Box: 17
America's Cup, 1988-1994
Box: 17
20th anniversary event and SAIC sail, 1989
Box: 17
Democratic Leadership Council, 1989
Box: 17
U.S. Strategic Command, Strategic Advisory Group portraits, 1991-2004
Oversize: FB-01
Strategic Advisory Group (oversize prints), ca. 1991-1997
Box: 17
Dr. Beyster on a submarine, 1993
Box: 17
Intesa joint venture PDVSA, Venezuela, ca. 1995
Box: 17
Bellcore acquisition, 1996 November 20
Box: 17
Dr. Beyster accepting DSWA Award for Lifetime Achievement, 1997
Box: 17
Employee Ownership Reception, 1999
Box: 17
Cave Street exhibit snapshots, ca. 2000
Box: 17
SAIC Farewell Party, circa 2004
Box: 17
Dr. Beyster, James O'Toole and Mac Booth at an unidentified UCLA event, undated
Box: 17
Dr. Beyster shaking hands with George Bush, undated
Box: 17
SAIC booth at convention, undated
Box: 17
Aircraft and helicopters, undated
Box: 17
Dr. Beyster on his boat Solutions, undated

SAIC Records

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 7) BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Agendas, approved minutes, correspondence, memoranda, and reports to and from the Board, its major subcommittees, and Board members. This series documents high-level management, strategic, and administrative decisions throughout the history of SAIC. Materials are arranged in chronological order within each subseries.

Arranged in three subseries: A) Board of Directors Meetings, B) Executive Council Meetings, C) Other Subcommittees (Finance, Incentives, International Business, and Operating Committees).

Board of Directors Meetings

Box: 1
Index to important contents of Board of Director's meetings, circa 1985
Box: 1
Board of Directors - Establishment of Board committees, circa 1984-1997
Box: 1
Board of Directors - Harold Smith file, 1969-1981

Notes and correspondence.

Box: 1
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1970-1976
Box: 2
Board of Directors - Profit sharing plan, 1976 November 9
Box: 2
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1977-1979
Box: 3
Board of Directors - Report of Reincorporation Committee, 1980
Box: 3
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1980-1981 March
Box: 4
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1981 June-1983 April
Box: 5
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1983 June-1984
Box: 6
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1984 March-1985 November
Box: 7
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1985 September-1987
Box: 8
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1987-1988

Includes 1987 Defense Systems Group briefing.

Box: 8
Board of Directors - Compensation Committee, 1987

Papers on Dr. Beyster's compensation, memoranda re: CEO pay, minutes of the Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors, etc.

Box: 9
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1988-1991 January

1990 file has letter from Matthew Tobriner on Board member rotations.

Box: 10
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1991 April-1992 January
Box: 11
Board of Directors meetings, 1992 April-October

April file includes letters from Director Emeritus Francis Herwood. October file includes Meetings Week materials.

Box: 11
Board of Directors meetings, 1993 January-July
Box: 11
Meetings Week working file, 1993 July

Includes miscellaneous briefings, notes and agendas, including those related to Board of Directors subcommittees.

Box: 12
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1993 August-October
Box: 12
Washington State operations - Report to the Board, 1993 October
Box: 12
Board of Directors - Inman and Gates correspondence, 1994

Correspondence from Bobby Inman (regarding his withdrawal as a nominee from the Secretary of Defense position) and Robert M. Gates (regarding his resignation from the SAIC Board), a few other letters regarding Board members, and related clippings.

Box: 12
Board of Directors - Audit Committee, 1994
Box: 12
Board of Directors meetings, 1994 January-July

The July materials include a general meetings week file with agendas and Dr. Beyster's notes on various groups and committees.

Box: 13
Board of Directors meeting, 1994 October
Box: 13
Meetings Week working file, 1994 December-1995 March

Folder with various reports, agendas, and Dr. Beyster's notes on various groups and committees.

Box: 13
Board of Directors meetings, 1995
Box: 14
Board of Directors meetings, 1996
Box: 14
Board of Directors meetings, 1997 January-April

Includes agendas for Management Council and Executive Council meetings.

Box: 15
Board of Directors meetings, 1997 June-October
Box: 15
Board of Directors meetings, 1998

Includes prepared remarks and agenda for annual shareholder's meeting.

Box: 16
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1999-2000 April
Box: 17
Board of Directors meetings, 2000 July-October
Box: 17
FY01 performance and FY02 objectives presentation, 2001 April
Box: 17
Board of Directors - SAIC Venture Capital Corporation (VCC) status report and lessons learned, 2002-2003

Includes information on NetworkCar and the history of VCC.

Box: 17
Board of Directors - Governance/Nominating Committees, 2002-2004

Includes list of Board Committees, their charters and their members, circa 2003.

Box: 17
Dr. Beyster's annual presentation to the Board of Directors, 2003 April 11
Box: 17
Board of Directors meetings, 2003 October-December
Box: 17
Governance model - Board declassification, 2004

Statement draft on the stockholder proposal on declassifying SAIC's board as a response to Sarbanes Oxley, and related emails and research.

Box: 17
John H. Warner letter, 2006 July 24

Executive Council Meetings

Box: 18
1979-1982
Box: 19
1983-1988 June
Box: 20
1988 July-1989
Box: 21
1990-1991 September
Box: 22
1991 October-1992 April
Box: 23
1992 May-December
Box: 24
1993 January-August
Box: 25
1993 September-March
Box: 26
1994 June-November
Box: 27
1994 December-1995 September
Box: 28
1995 October-1998 June
Box: 29
1998 August-1999 March
Box: 30
1999 April-2001 August
Box: 31
2001 October-2003 October

Other Subcommittees

Finance Committee
Box: 31
Financial Review Committee meeting files, 1983

Meeting notes, proposed charter of the committee, etc.

Box: 31
Financial Committee meeting files, 1984

Treasurer's report summary, charter and meeting minutes.

Box: 31
Finance Committee - Treasurer's Report, 1985 May 23
Box: 32
1998-2001 June
Box: 33
2001 August-2004 March
Incentives Committee
Box: 34
1974, 1976-1979
Box: 35
1979-1989
Box: 36
1991-1998
International Board Committee (IBC)
Box: 36
International Business Oversight Committee, 1991 April
Box: 37
International Business Oversight Committee, 1991 July
Box: 37
IBC meeting files, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000
Operating Committee
Box: 37
1991
Box: 38
1994-1997
Box: 39
1998-2000
Box: 40
2001-2003

MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

Scope and Content of Series

Series 8) MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION: Papers, reports, correspondence and memoranda documenting all aspects of SAIC's corporate management, culture, and administration over nearly four decades of operations.

Arranged in eleven subseries: A) Annual Reports & Corporate Overviews; B) Annual Stockholders Meetings, C) Organization and Divisions, D) Policies and Corporate Culture, E) Administrative and Business Documents, F) Strategic Planning, G) Lessons Learned, H) Financials, I) SAIC Stock Program, J) SEC Forms and Prospectuses, and K) Events.

Annual Reports and Corporate Overviews

Box: 1
Annual reports, 1969-1987
Box: 2
Annual reports, 1988-1998
Box: 3
Annual reports, 1998-2012

Missing years 2005, 2009-2010.

Annual Stockholders Meetings

Box: 4
Shareholder meeting highlights summary for 1970-1990
Box: 4
Special meeting of stockholders, 1970 December
Box: 4
Annual stockholders meeting agendas and presentations, 1971-1975
Box: 4
Annual stockholders meeting statements, Q and A, and presentation, 1977-1978
Box: 4
Annual shareholders meeting presentation, 1980 June 6

Includes a report on stock program and internal market.

Box: 4
Annual shareholders meeting, 1981
Box: 4
Annual stockholders meeting file with remarks, 1982 June 11
Box: 4
Annual stockholders meeting file with remarks, 1983 June 10
Box: 4
Annual stockholders meeting file with remarks, 1984 April-July
Box: 4
Annual stockholders meeting file with remarks, 1985 June 14
Box: 4
Annual stockholders meeting file with remarks, 1986 June 14
Box: 4
Annual stockholders meeting file with Chairman's report, 1987 June 12
Box: 4
Annual stockholders meeting file with "The vision for the future" report to shareholders, 1988 June 8-10
Box: 4
"Sharing the rewards and responsibilities of employee ownership" - Report to shareholders, 1989 June 9
Box: 5
Notice of annual meeting of stockholders with report to shareholders, 1990 July 13
Box: 5
Notice of annual meeting of stockholders and "Adapting to a rapidly changing world" remarks, 1991 July 12
Box: 5
Annual stockholders meeting file with remarks, 1992 July 10
Box: 5
Annual stockholders meeting file with remarks, 1993 July 9
Box: 5
Notice of annual meeting of stockholders, 1994 July 9

Includes a prepared list of anticipated shareholder questions.

Box: 5
Notice of annual meeting of stockholders, 1995 July 14
Box: 5
Presentation to stockholders, 1996
Box: 5
Notice of annual meeting of stockholders, 1997 July 11
Box: 5
Notice of annual meeting of stockholders and "SAIC: A Changing Company" remarks, 1998 July

Includes Limited Market Update.

Box: 5
Notice of annual meeting of stockholders and "Looking to the future" remarks, 1999 July

Includes script for presentation delivered by Jim Idell and Anne Jennings.

Box: 5
Notice of annual meeting of stockholders and "Preparing for the future" remarks, 2000 July 14
Box: 5
Notice of annual meeting of stockholders, 2001 July 13
Box: 5
Notice of annual meeting of stockholders and report, 2002 July 12
Box: 5
Notice of annual meeting of stockholders and report, 2003 July 11
Box: 5
Notice of annual meeting of stockholders and report, 2004 July 16
Box: 5
Notice of annual meeting of stockholders, 2005 June 10

Organization and Divisions

Box: 6
List of SAIC early employees, undated
Box: 6
SAI capabilities brochure, undated

Early overview of SAI's research areas and products.

Box: 6
SAI organization, 1971-1972, 1974
Box: 6
SAI corporate description, ca. 1975

A marketing publication that describes SAI's groups, technical specialties, and staff qualifications and backgrounds.

Box: 6
SAIC management committees overviews and rosters, 1979, 1986-1990
Box: 6
Corporate organization, 1973-1974

Includes SAI/JRB Corporate Planning Concept, list of customers, and memoranda documenting planning and changes.

Box: 6
Corporate organization, 1975-1976
Box: 6
Don Owen & Associates, 1976-1977

DO&A was a public water projects business; it was purchased by SAI as a division of ComSystems. The file includes memoranda regarding the related environmental business base (including a recommendation for an Environmental Science Group) and management issues.

Box: 6
Status and prospects of an Environmental and Life Sciences Division, 1977 January 28
Box: 6
Corporate organization and officers, 1977
Box: 6
Environmental Policy Group, 1977-1978

Includes proposals for reorganization and creation of a new environmental division.

Box: 7
Corporate organization, 1978-1979
Box: 7
Energy and Environmental Sciences Group, 1978
Box: 7
Environmental Management meeting notes, ca. 1980

Report of findings and conclusions of Group Three regarding coordination and cooperation within SAI.

Box: 7
Presentation of Corporate Capabilities (Energy Systems), 1980

Includes general corporate overview and nuclear power capabilities summary.

Box: 7
SAI Technology (SAIT) history, 1980
Box: 7
Ocean Science and Technology Division, ca. 1980
Box: 7
Corporate organization, 1980
Box: 7
Corporate organization and officers, 1981-1982
Box: 8
Corporate organization and officers, 1983-1984
Box: 8
Corporate organization, 1985-1986
Box: 8
Environmental Technology Group - FY86 Narrative Plan, 1985
Box: 8
Recruitments, 1986
Box: 8
Corporate organization and officers, 1987-1989, and undated
Box: 8
Viewgraphs of corporate organization and overview, ca. 1988
Box: 9
Viewgraphs of corporate organization and overview, ca. 1988-1989
Box: 9
SAIC Range Systems, 1988-1989

FY90 business plan, marketing reports, and newsletter.

Box: 9
Systems Integration Group (SIG), 1988
Box: 9
Systems Applications and Technology Sector (SATS) - Overview and business plan, 1988
Box: 9
SAIC Architects - Rationale for selling or closing assessment, 1990
Box: 9
Company 6/Technology Services Company (TSC) overview, 1989 October
Box: 9
Technology, Policy and Operations Sector, 1990-1991
Box: 9
Oak Ridge Operations overview, 1991 October
Box: 9
Organizational issues and changes for FY94, 1992 September
Box: 9
Review of SAIC committees, 1995 May
Box: 9
Organization charts for FY96, 1995
Box: 10
Organization charts for FY97-98, 1997-1998, and undated
Box: 10
Corporate administration outline, 1996
Box: 10
SAI Technology (SAIT) Descriptive Memorandum, 1996

Briefing prepared to solicit investor proposals for SAIT. Includes a profile, executive summary, growth prospects, etc.

Policies and Corporate Culture

Box: 11
Paper on management, using SAI as a case study. Annotations by Dr. Beyster, undated
Box: 11
Policies and procedures, 1970-1995
Box: 11
Affirmative action plans, 1972-1977
Box: 11
SAI management analysis and feedback by Harold Leavitt (consultant), 1975-1977

Assessment of the unique environment at SAI, problems and opportunites, and feedback on Dr. Beyster's management style.

Box: 11
Suggested changes in SAI management practices - Sooy memo, 1979 December 3
Box: 11
Quality assurance and quality review, 1979-1990
SAI operating principles
Box: 12
Draft guidelines of SAI operating principles, 1979 June 20
Box: 12
SAI management philosophy, 1982
Box: 12
Drafts of "Principles and Practices of SAI" and published booklets, 1983
Box: 12
Principles and Practices of SAI - Paper on essential features of SAI, 1984 May 19
Box: 12
Thoughts on SAI investment policy, by John McRary, 1984 March 13
Box: 12
Presentation on winning competitive procurements, 1986
Box: 12
Security briefings, 1986
Box: 12
Standards of business ethics booklets, 1987-1993
Box: 12
Capital policy study - Status report, 1988
Box: 12
Job classification/code system memoranda, 1989-1990

Response to DCAA audit.

Box: 12
"Creeping bureaucracy" file, 1989

Small file of memoranda and notes documenting examples of bureaucracy at SAIC.

Box: 12
"JRB Review" notes, 1989 August 16

Notes on "what I have done and suggestions for the future" about SAIC.

Box: 12
SAIC Corporate Risk Management Procedures Manual, 1990
Box: 12
Defense Industry Initiative (DII) on Business Ethics and Conduct - Meeting minutes and SAIC questionnaire summary, 1990
Box: 12
SAIC ethics program briefing, 1990-1991
Box: 12
Keystaff deferral plan, 1991
Box: 12
Proactive risk management guidance - Zumba memo, 1991
Box: 12
New Hire Orientation Guide, 1993
Box: 12
Quality and the SAIC vision - Presentation by Alvin Alm, 1994 January
Box: 12
Fixed price completion projects policy, 1994 June
Box: 12
Thoughts on diversification of SAIC - Penhune memo, 1994 September
Box: 13
Credo, mission and values statements, 1994
Box: 13
A Manager's Thoughts on SAIC Culture - Presentation by Michael Yap, 1995 January
Box: 13
Measurement and assessment of SAIC management productivity, 1995 July-August
Box: 13
Communications regarding Mission/Value statement and Employee Ownership - Tobriner and Rains memo, 1995 August
Box: 13
SAIC support and incentives for socio-economic programs, ca. 2002
Box: 13
Thoughts on SAIC folklore and culture - Idell memo, 2003 April
Box: 13
Policies and procedures binder, 2004
Box: 13
SAIC history and growth timeline - Website printout, 2006
Box: 13
Leidos profile and timeline, ca. 2013
Box: 13
Enhancing People Management Skills training guide, undated

Strategic Planning

Box: 14
SAI planning, development and corporate goals, 1971-1973

SAI summary five-year business plans and projections, papers on organizational effectiveness and strategic management, planning problems, and goal-setting.

Box: 14
5-year business plan for SAI-JRB Associates, 1973
Box: 14
SAI planning, development and corporate goals, 1973
Box: 14
Survey of 40 key personnel, 1974

Assessment of the growing pains and issues within SAI, on the basis of an employee survey.

Box: 14
FY76 business plans, 1975
Box: 14
SAI planning, development and corporate goals, 1975
Box: 15
FY77 business plans, 1975-1976
Box: 15
SAI planning, development and corporate goals, 1976
Box: 15
FY78 business plans, 1976-1978
Box: 15
Managing for Strategic Results - Conference Materials, 1977
Box: 16
FY78 Sales projections and Corporate Strategic Planning memos, 1977-1978
Box: 16
FY79 business plans, 1977-1979
Box: 16
Fricker memos - Charting a Course for SAI; A Future Operational Concept for SAI, 1978
Box: 16
A Framework for SAI Strategic Planning - Issue paper #1, 1978 November 20
Box: 16
Organizational Philosophy of SAI, 1978 November 27
Box: 16
SAI planning, development and corporate goals, ca. 1978
Box: 16
FY80 business plans, 1978-1981

Includes annual operating plan instructions, SAI Ecosystems board meeting files, interoffice memoranda re: corporate planning and analysis activities, corporate objectives and handwritten notes.

Box: 17
Assessment of perceived problems and strengths within SAI, ca. 1979
Box: 17
Draft guidelines of SAI Operating Principles: An SAI Constitution, 1979 March-July
Box: 17
Memo on cooperation, 1979 May 30
Box: 17
Mid-year summary and analysis of SAI's strategic planning effort for FY80, 1979 June 20
Box: 17
A Framework for SAI Strategic Planning - Concept Draft, 1979 September 3
Box: 17
A Strategy for SAI's Future - Talking Paper, 1979 September 11
Box: 17
SAI planning, development and corporate goals, 1979
Box: 17
Financial and system development 3-5 year plan, 1979
Box: 17
Collection of strategic planning documents prepared fro SAIC ten-year plan (1980-90), 1979, 1989

Includes a letter from Bob Harris from Strategic Visions, congratulating Dr. Beyster on the company's 20-year anniversary.

Box: 17
Dr. Beyster's "Six most pressing issues" questions, 1980 October 28