CSC wins contract for civilian police services

Computer Sciences Corp. won a State Department contract for civilian police services worth about $1.75 billion over five years, if all options are exercised, CSC officials announced today.

DynCorp International, a subsidiary of El Segundo, Calif.-based CSC, will compete for task orders under the contract. The CSC contract is one of three planned contracts that will be awarded under the State Department's $6 billion Civilian Police Program, according to CSC.

The other two contracts have not been awarded, said Brian Carper, a State Department contract specialist. Carper could not say when the remaining two contracts would be awarded.

CSC will compete for task orders to provide law enforcement personnel and logistics, management and construction services to support U.S. commitments to police, justice and prison components of international peacekeeping missions and security operations.

CSC will recruit up to 2,000 experienced American law enforcement specialists to serve in civilian policing missions overseas. These specialists will have at least five years of experience, and will usually serve with their home law enforcement units until they are deployed for missions lasting up to a year, according to CSC.

"Because the United States does not have a national police force like the French Gendarme or Spanish Guardia Civil, we recruit officers from state, county and local law enforcement departments to meet our international civilian policing commitments," said Steve Cannon, president of DynCorp International. "We have the global reach and experience to staff and support these vital civilian policing missions."

Since 1994, CSC's DynCorp International has supported more than 11 civilian policing missions in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean under the authority of the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Coalition Provisional Authority and other international efforts, according to CSC.

CSC employs about 90,000 people and had revenue of $13.8 billion for the year ended Jan. 2, 2004.

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