CSC's twin tasks help traffic move safely on US highways
Awards call for IT assistance to DOT's Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
- By David Hubler
- May 19, 2011
Computer Sciences Corp. will help the Transportation Department improve highway safety as a result of two new DOT task orders that have an estimated combined value of $48 million over 52 months.
The task orders fall under the Volpe Transportation Information Project Support Services indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract and call for CSC to provide IT support to the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Mass., according to a company announcement dated May 16.
Under the terms of the task orders, CSC also will provide software development and testing support for the Volpe Center's highway safety and environmental initiatives in support of the Safety Management Systems and the Environmental and Energy Systems Centers of Innovation.
The work involves delivering automation software and applications that include enhanced surface safety monitoring and advanced weather modeling.
CSC will use its global capabilities to provide the Volpe Center with leading-edge solutions in cloud computing, open-source and climate change technologies, James Sheaffer, president of CSC’s North American Public Sector, said in the announcement.
CSC, of Falls Church, Va., ranks No. 10 on Washington Technology’s 2010 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.
David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.