CSC scores $160 million State Department deal

Computer Sciences Corp. of El Segundo, Calif., announced May 14 that it won a contract with the Department of State to provide information technology and professional and technical services at locations worldwide.

The contract is valued at $160 million if all options are exercised over five years, according to CSC.

CSC will perform a variety of computer and telecommunications services in support of the State Department's operating systems and hardware and software applications at more than 280 department locations.

The contract is part of a long-term effort to improve the department's IT capabilities supporting U.S. foreign policy activities in more than 150 countries, CSC said.

"The department has made significant progress in its IT program during the past several years," said Joe Keefe, CSC's director of foreign affairs operations for the company's Government Enterprise Services business unit.

If all contract options are exercised, approximately 300 CSC employees will perform the work in Washington and at other locations. In addition, CSC has selected a team of contractors with technical expertise in public key infrastructure, biometrics, enterprise-level telecommunications, records management, secure Web design and secure infrastructure and logistics support.

CSC's team members include Abacus Technology Corp., Chevy Chase, Md.; Advanced Concepts Inc., Columbia, Md.; Avaya Inc., Basking Ridge, N.J.; Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Va.; Cherokee Information Services Inc., Arlington, Va.; Cisco Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif.; and Creative Information Technology Inc., Arlington, Va.

Other team members include DKW Communications Inc., Silver Spring, Md.; Fuentez Systems Concepts Inc., North Charleston, S.C.; ITEQ Inc., Houston; Lucent Technologies Inc., Murray Hill, N.J.; Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Wash.; MIL Corp., Bowie, Md.; MTI Technology Corp., Sterling, Wash.; and Oracle Corp., Redwood Shores, Calif.

Additional team members are SBI Consulting Inc., Reston, Va.; Science Applications International Corp., San Diego; SI International Inc., McLean, Va.; Symantec Corp., Cupertino, Calif.; Tessada and Associates Inc., Newington, Va.; Triton Services Inc., Lanham, Md.; Via Technologies Inc., Fremont, Calif.; and Worldwide Information Network Systems, Laurel, Md.

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