CSC wins engineering contract for Missile Defense Agency

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 18 Nov. 2005. Computer Sciences Corp. announced today that it has been awarded a contract to continue supporting the Department of Defense's Missile Defense Agency (MDA) with scientific, engineering and technical assistance at the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Joint Program Office (JPO).

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 18 Nov. 2005. Computer Sciences Corp. announced today that it has been awarded a contract to continue supporting the Department of Defense's Missile Defense Agency (MDA) with scientific, engineering and technical assistance at the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Joint Program Office (JPO).

CSC estimates the value of the award, which has a 15-month base period and two six-month options, to be approximately $243 million if all options are exercised.

Under the terms of the new agreement, CSC will continue to assist the JPO in executing the GMD element of the MDA's Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), which is designed to intercept and destroy enemy ballistic missiles. Specific services include program, acquisition and business management; systems engineering; testing and evaluation; program protection; operational status reporting; and site activation.

Teaming with CSC are:
* Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), of San Diego, Calif.;
* SYColeman, a division of L-3 Communications, of New York, N.Y.;
* COLSA, of Huntsville, Ala.; and
* more than 30 other small businesses located in Virginia and Alabama.

"Being selected to continue providing support on this contract illustrates the MDA's confidence in CSC," said Aaron Fuller, president of CSC's Defense Mission Engineering & Integration Division. "This award underscores more than 10 years of experience in providing the MDA with significant operational results. We look forward to continuing our work with the MDA to complete the initial development, verification and fielding of the ground-based element of the BMDS."

The new agreement follows and is incremental to a three-year contract signed with the MDA in 2002 under which CSC provides similar services.

Founded in 1959, Computer Sciences Corp. is a leading global information technology (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 78,000 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; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., CSC reported revenue of $14.5 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2005. For more information, see www.csc.com.

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