Defense Department picks CSC for $82 million contract

Computer Sciences Corp. won four task orders worth $82 million to support the Defense Department's High Performance Computing Modernization program. The work includes technical operations, user support and outreach services.

The task orders cover six years, if all options are exercised. The awards were made under the General Services Administration's Millennia contract

CSC's High Performance Computing Center of Excellence, which has supported the Defense Department since 1996, will perform the work at two sites ? the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineers Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, Miss., and the U.S. Air Force Aeronautical Systems Center in Dayton, Ohio. These are two of the four major shared resource centers that support the Defense Department's HPC Modernization Office. They provide high performance computing to the defense science and technology and test and evaluation communities.

The company will support both centers' high-performance capabilities with services ranging from site preparation, system administration and equipment installation and integration to providing help desks, managing user information and providing scientific visualization support.

Based in El Segundo, Calif., CSC has approximately 90,000 employees, more than 28 percent of them added through the company's acquisition of DynCorp in March. CSC reported revenue of $11.3 billion for fiscal 2002.

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