CSC Wins Air Force 45th Space Wing contract

Space Coast Launch Services LLC, a Computer Sciences Corp.-led joint venture with the Shaw Group Inc., has won a contract to provide space command operations, maintenance and sustainment support to the Air Force's 45th Space Wing for unmanned space vehicle launches, said CSC officials.

CSC?based in El Segundo, Calif.?estimates the value of the award, which has a five-month base period and 10 one-year options, to be $335 million if all options are exercised.

The Shaw Group is based in Baton Rouge, La.

Under the contract, the joint venture will provide operations, maintenance and engineering support to critical launch, spacecraft and ordnance facilities and support systems.

About 400 managerial, administrative and technical personnel from the joint venture will work at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Teaming with the joint venture are Execusys of Melbourne, Fla., which will provide information technology support services, and YEI of Oviedo, Fla., which will provide logistics and procurement services.

CSC is ranked No. 4 on Washington Technology's Top 100 list of the largest government contractors.

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Washington Technology.

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