CSC, TSA make ITIP award official

Company will run IT infrastructure for TSA

Computer Sciences Corp. and the Transportation Security Administration made it official this afternoon with both organizations releasing statements that TSA’s huge infrastructure contract was going to CSC.

Although some estimates had put the contract’s value at $2 billion, CSC and TSA said the five-year pact would be worth $493 million.

Under the Information Technology Infrastructure Program (ITIP), CSC will provide IT infrastructure services to TSA. The ITIP services will support each of the TSA Office of Information Technology divisions for IT security, solutions delivery, business activities and operational effectiveness throughout the nation, including all U.S. airports, CSC said.

The contract was awarded as a task order under the Homeland Security Department’s Eagle contract.

Unisys held the predecessor contract and was one of the bidders for ITIP.

The contract will provide computing and communications hardware, software and services, to TSA employees, the agency said in a statement. ITIP also will be used to protect TSA’s network from cyber threats and provide flexibility to accommodate changes in demand for IT capabilities, the agency said.

“This program ensures that TSA can fulfill our mission at airports around the country using secure technology systems and receiving the support necessary to carry out our critical work,’ said Emma Garrison-Alexander, assistant administrator, information technology and chief information officer at TSA.

CSC's teammates include Harris Corp., which built a national IT and communications infrastructure under the FAA Telecommunciations Infrastructure contract. Although that backbone will not be used by CSC for this project, the company can leverage Harris’ model for managed services in a performance-based, fixed price environment, an industry source said.

Other teammates include CACI International, Intelligent Decisions and Lockheed Martin Corp.

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Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.

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