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CSC Continues Contract Run:<@VM>Air Force Considers Command, Control, Combat Contract:<@VM>Battelle Teams With Tennessee on Oak Ridge Bid:

By Nick Wakeman

Computer Sciences Corp. of El Segundo, Calif., landed another lucrative federal award: a $198 million contract with the U.S. Postal Service to revamp its payroll systems. Under the nine-year contract, CSC will provide business process re-engineering, software selection, applications development, systems integration and specialized applications such as Internet solutions.

The Postal Service win comes on the heels of CSC's IRS Prime Integration Services contract bonanza, potentially worth $8 billion over 15 years, to modernize the agency's IT systems and business processes. Also, the commercial side of CSC won a $300 million outsourcing contract from AT&T to take over operations of the telco's customer service systems. A request for proposals is expected to be issued in late spring for a $48 million, five-year Air Force contract. The Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, N.Y., is developing an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to deliver technical and engineering support services to the Information Technology Division.

The contract solicitation will be posted on the research laboratory's web page at IFK/ afbop/taskorder/99r0008.html.

Also, the Air Force expects to release an RFP in late May for a contractor to take over operation of the Intelligence Data Handling System, including maintenance, help desk,
system development and software
development. The $18 million contract may be earmarked for small business competition, but no final decision on that has been made, according to Commerce Business Daily.The University of Tennessee and Battelle Memorial Institute of Columbus, Ohio, will lead a team pursuing a contract to manage the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the Energy Department. The contract is potentially worth $2.5 billion over five years.Team members include the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, a group of research universities including Duke, Georgia Tech, North Carolina State and Virginia Tech. Other team members will be added in the future.

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