CSC wins six UK nuclear IT outsourcing contracts

The six five-year contracts have a total estimated value of $50 million

Computer Sciences Corp. has won information technology outsourcing contracts from Britain’s Civil Nuclear Police Authority (CNPA) and five UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) companies. The six five-year contracts have a total estimated value of $50 million (31 million pounds sterling).

Britain’s Energy Act of 2004 created the CNPA, which consists of seven members appointed by the UK secretary of state for trade and industry.

Under the terms of the contracts, CSC will provide the CNPA and the UKAEA companies with a full range of infrastructure services including desktop, help desk and network support.

The contractor also will provide applications management and database administration.

UKAEA is responsible for the cleanup of its former nuclear research sites at Dounreay, Scotland; Harwell, England; and Winfrith, England. It also carries out the national fusion research program at Culham, England, and manages a fusion research project there.

As part of the arrangement, UKAEA will transfer its in-house IT team to CSC.

CSC will service the contracts from its Civil Nuclear Center of Excellence at Westlakes, Cumbria, in northwest England, which specializes in IT solutions for nuclear-power clients.

CSC plans to open a second Center of Excellence in Forss Business Park, Caithness, Scotland, this month.

CSC, of Falls Church, Va., ranks No. 9 on Washington Technology’s 2009 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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