CSC to support unmanned space vehicles for Air Force

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 10 May 2005. Computer Sciences Corp. announced today that Space Coast Launch Services LLC (SCLS), a CSC-led joint venture with The Shaw Group Inc., has won a contract to provide space command operations, maintenance and sustainment support to the U.S. Air Force's 45th Space Wing for unmanned space vehicle launches.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 10 May 2005. Computer Sciences Corp. announced today that Space Coast Launch Services LLC (SCLS), a CSC-led joint venture with The Shaw Group Inc., has won a contract to provide space command operations, maintenance and sustainment support to the U.S. Air Force's 45th Space Wing for unmanned space vehicle launches.

CSC estimates the value of the award, which has a five-month base period and 10 one-year options, to be approximately $335 million if all options are exercised.

Under the terms of the agreement, CSC's SCLS team will provide operations, maintenance and engineering support to critical launch, spacecraft and ordnance facilities and support systems.

Approximately 400 managerial, administrative and technical personnel from SCLS will perform the work at Cape Canaveral in Cocoa Beach, Fla. Teaming with SCLS are Execusys, of Melbourne, Fla., which will provide information technology (IT) support services, and YEI, of Oviedo, Fla., which will provide logistics and procurement services.

The 45th Space Wing is responsible for providing the activities and resources for the safety of flight, range instrumentation, infrastructure and scheduling required to support and ensure space and ballistic launches and other operations.

"CSC is pleased to have been selected as the primary provider of technical support services to the Air Force's 45th Space Wing," said Paul Cofoni, president of CSC's Federal Sector business unit. "This agreement emphasizes our extensive experience with the federal government and ability to deliver results that our customers expect from CSC."

The Shaw Group Inc. is a leading global provider of technology, engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, fabrication, manufacturing, consulting, remediation and facilities management services for government and private sector clients in the power, process, environmental, infrastructure and emergency response markets. With over $3 billion in revenues, Shaw is headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., and employs approximately 19,500 people at its offices and operations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. For more information, see www.shawgrp.com.

Founded in 1959, Computer Sciences Corp. 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 79,000 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 $13.9 billion from continuing operations for the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2004. For more information, see www.csc.com.

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