CSC wins $96M Navy task order

Computer Sciences Corp. won a five-year task order from the Naval Sea Systems Command worth up to $96 million if all options are exercised, company officials announced today.

Under the order, El Segundo, Calif., CSC will support the design and acquisition of ships for the U.S. Navy's LHA amphibious assault ship replacement program. The task order was awarded under the NAVSEA Multiple Award Contract, awarded to 20 companies in 2001.

The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract is worth about $14.5 billion over 15 years. CSC has garnered $250 million in awards in the first 22 months of the contract, according to Maurice Gauthier, vice president of CSC's Advanced Marine Center. When it was awarded, CSC officials said they expected to be awarded $500 million in work over the life of the contract.

The Naval Sea Systems Command engineers, builds and supports America's fleet of ships and combat systems, including the Navy's current fleet of five LHAs, which is approaching the end of its service life. These 40,000-ton ships carry U.S. Marines, their aircraft and high-speed amphibious assault craft. The Navy's replacement program provides the engineering and acquisition management oversight for the next generation of amphibious assault ships, which will replace the existing LHA-1 Class.

The new ships will be essential military assets for decades to come, said Aaron Fuller, vice president and general manager of CSC's Navy/Marine Corps and Missile Defense organization.

CSC's services under the task order will include engineering, engineering management and facilities support services. The company will provide a classified design site, project management and business and financial management services required to design the ships. Upon the Navy's award of a ship construction contract in 2007, CSC will provide oversight support for detail design and construction work performed by the shipbuilder.

Approximately 80 employees from CSC's Defense Group will perform the work in Washington.

CSC employs nearly 64,000 people. Their capabilities include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting. CSC had revenue of $11.3 billion in 2002.

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