CSC set to tackle Defense Missile Agency work

Computer Sciences Corp. will continue delivering systems engineering and integration support to the Missile Defense Agency through a five year, $151 million contract.

Under the contract, CSC of El Segundo, Calif., will continue supplying scientific, engineering and technical assistance to the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The contract follows a similar one awarded to CSC in 2002.

CSC's partner on the project is Science Applications International Corp. of San Diego.

The Ballistic Missile Defense System was established to intercept and destroy enemy ballistic missiles to defend the United States, its military forces and those of its allies.

To achieve its mission of deploying a ballistic missile defense system, the Missile Defense Agency uses complementary interceptors; sensors deployed on land, in air and in space; and battle management command and control systems to engage all classes and ranges of ballistic missile threats.

CSC has about 78,000 employees and had annual sales of $14.6 billion for fiscal 2006. The company ranks No. 5 on Washington Technology's 2006 Top 100 list of the largest federal IT contractors.

About the Author

William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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