EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE:CSC) announced today that it has won a task order to provide information technology (IT) operations and maintenance services to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). CSC estimates the value of the contract, which has a one-year base period and four one-year options, to be $98 million if all options are exercised.
The value of this task order is included under the USAID's Principal Resource for Information Management Enterprise-wide (PRIME 3.2) blanket purchase agreement, which CSC originally announced in May 2006, with an estimated value of $800 million.
Under the task order, CSC will provide network telecommunications, local and wide-area networking, security operations, and customer and global logistical support activities to help the USAID provide humanitarian aid to more than 90 U.S. foreign-based missions, and security of information and for personnel domestically and abroad.
"CSC is pleased to have been selected to help the USAID meet its business goals while advancing transformational diplomacy, regionalization and right-sizing in an effort to secure global operations," said James W. Sheaffer, president of CSC's Federal Sector business unit. "We will apply our extensive global IT and networking experience to help the agency realize sound operational results for its foreign affairs partners around the world."
Teaming with CSC are Customer Value Partners, of Fairfax, Va.; GlobalSat Communications, of Laurel, Md.; Hewlett Packard, of Palo Alto, Calif.; STG Inc., of Reston, Va.; USGC Inc., of Annapolis, Md.; and Worldwide Information Network Systems, of Greenbelt, Md.
The USAID is an independent agency that has provided economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for more than 40 years. For more information about the USAID, visit www.usaid.gov.
Founded in 1959, Computer Sciences Corporation is a leading global IT services company. CSC's mission is to provide customers in industry and government with solutions crafted to meet their specific challenges and enable them to profit from the advanced use of technology.
With approximately 78,000 employees, CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC's own advanced capabilities. These include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., CSC reported revenue of $14.6 billion for the 12 months ended June 30, 2006. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.csc.com.
Source: Computer Sciences Corporation