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CSC WINS $613 MILLION CONTRACT FOR NETWORK SUPPORT.



Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE NYSE

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:CSC), El Secundo, Calif., has been awarded the Defense Information System Network (DISN DISN Defense Information Systems Network
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DISN Defense Information Switched Network (less common)
DISN Defense Information Support Network
) Network Management Support Services-Global (DNMSS-G/R) Recompete Network Engineering contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA 1. (body) DISA - Defense Information Systems Agency.
2. (standard) DISA - Data Interchange Standards Association.
). The indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract, which has a two-year base period and three one-year options, has a contract ceiling amount of $613 million if all options are exercised. This contract is the result of a competed acquisition, and is a continuation of the previous DISN Network Management Support Services-Global Network Engineering Contract (DNMSS-G NEC (NEC Corporation, Tokyo, www.nec.com, www.necus.com) An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).

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). The DNMSS-G contract was awarded to CSC in June 1999.

Under the terms of the new agreement, CSC will continue to provide design, engineering, operation and management of voice services for the Defense Switched Network (DSN), the secure voice services of the Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN DRSN Defense Red Switch Network ) and the network management systems for both the DSN and DRSN. These include the advanced DSN/DRSN Integrated Management Support System and the Integrated Network Management System (INMS INMS Institute for National Measurement Standards (Canada)
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). CSC will also provide support for other related DISN networks and systems and their respective management systems.

"Timely and assured communications is vital to our armed forces," said James W. Sheaffer, president of CSC's North American Public Sector business unit. "The selection of CSC for this crucial effort is a testament to the more than 30 years we have provided support for DISA's networks."

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 and General Dynamics, of Arlington, Va.; Qwest, of Fairfax, Va.; Telecordia, of Piscataway, N.J.; and various small businesses.

The DISN includes networks for U.S. services, agencies and combatant commanders. The network management infrastructure will provide continuous communications for warfighters around the world.

The Defense Information Systems Agency is a combat support agency responsible for planning, engineering, acquiring, fielding and supporting global net-centric solutions to serve the needs of the President, Vice President, Secretary of Defense and other Department of Defense components, under all conditions of peace and war.

About CSC

Computer Sciences Corporation is a leading global IT services company. CSC's mission is to provide customers in industry and government with solutions crafted to meet their specific challenges and enable them to profit from the advanced use of technology.

With approximately 89,000 employees, CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC's own advanced capabilities. These include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing Business process outsourcing (BPO) is the contracting of a specific business task, such as payroll, to a third-party service provider. Usually, BPO is implemented as a cost-saving measure for tasks that a company requires but does not depend upon to maintain its position in ; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., CSC reported revenue of $15.5 billion for the 12 months ended Sept. 28, 2007.

For more information, visit http://www.csc.com or call 703/641-3260.
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