You’ve probably never heard of SAIC before. That’s okay. SAIC prefers you know nothing about how it — one of the most powerful and highest paid government contractors — operates. In the next episode of EXPOSÉ, the esteemed investigative reporting duo Donald Barlett and James Steele explore the inner workings of Science Applications International Corporation and reveal a world of Washington insiders moving smoothly between this mysterious company and the federal government.

>> The original reporting for “Friends in High Places” was published in a March 2007 VANITY FAIR article entitled “Washington’s $8 Billion Shadow.”

>> Read reports on SAIC at the Center for Public Integrity (part of their broader coverage of contractors working in Afghanistan and Iraq entitled “Windfalls of War”) and Sourcewatch.

The EXPOSÉ: America’s Investigative Reports series is produced by Thirteen/WNET New York in association with CIR.