CSC Wins National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Contract
News Release -- May 14, 2010
FALLS CHURCH, Va., May 14 -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) awarded the company a Research and Development High Performance Computing System indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract. The IDIQ contract has a four-year base period, one four-year option and one one-year transition option, bringing the estimated contract value to $317 million if all options are exercised. The first year will be funded at $49.3 million by NOAA using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Under the terms of the contract, task orders will be funded to design and implement a new high performance computing system to support NOAA’s environmental modeling program. This new system will allow NOAA to improve the accuracy of global and regional climate models and advance weather forecasting capabilities critical to the protection of life and property.
“We are proud to work with NOAA in helping the nation better understand how the Earth's climate is changing, which will aid in the development of adaptation and mitigation strategies,” said Mike Gaffney, president of the Civil and Health Services Group. “CSC is confident that with the new high performance computing facility, NOAA will be able to produce more accurate and agile models and share computing resources across the agency and its research partners.”
NOAA is a scientific agency whose mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth’s environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our nation’s economic, social, and environmental needs.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC’s advanced capabilities include system design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. The company has been recognized as a leader in the industry, including being named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for Information Technology Services (2010). Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.0 billion for the 12 months ended Jan. 1, 2010. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.csc.com.