Press Release

CSC and EG&G Form Antarctic Research Support LLC

By SpaceRef Editor
March 10, 2009
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Dr. Conrad C. Lautenbacher Named President of the Joint Venture

FALLS CHURCH, Va., March 10 (NYSE:CSC) and EG&G, a division of URS Corporation, have established the Antarctic Research Support (ARS) LLC, a joint venture dedicated to providing integrated operations support to the science and research communities. Retired Navy Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher Jr., Ph.D., has been named president of ARS and will be responsible for its leadership and management.

ARS is bidding on the National Science Foundation’s United States Antarctic Program (USAP). The program supports the Antarctic Treaty, which fosters cooperative research with other nations, protects the Antarctic environment and conserves living resources through scientific research in Antarctica and the Antarctic Ocean. ARS has extensive experience in areas such as space exploration, climate change studies, polar science and cold weather engineering, environmental management and academic collaboration in all fields of science.

“The combined technical, integration and sustainment strengths of CSC and EG&G provide the best team to support the USAP with new capabilities, offering enhanced performance while establishing cost-saving efficiencies for operations,” said James W. Sheaffer, president of CSC’s North American Public Sector line of business. “Under Conrad Lautenbacher’s proven leadership, we are confident that ARS can deliver innovative solutions to address the unique needs of the science and research communities, and the Antarctic programs.”

“The joint venture between CSC and EG&G brings together the right people, the right tools and the right processes to offer best-in-class innovative business practices and systems,” said Randy Wotring, president of EG&G.

Lautenbacher has led major efforts in earth and environmental sciences as the president of the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education, and more recently, served as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, and administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Among his many notable achievements in the science community, he led the national effort to create a Global Earth Observation System of Systems and the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observation. He also served in the U.S. Navy for 40 years, retiring from active duty as a highly decorated Vice Admiral and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations. A recognized expert in operations research, financial management and fluid dynamics, Lautenbacher served as a Federal Executive Fellow at the Brookings Institution and has been a sought-after guest lecturer in a variety of academic settings. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics from the U.S. Naval Academy and a doctorate in applied mathematics from Harvard University.

About EG&G

The EG&G division of URS provides systems engineering and technical assistance to develop weapons systems, and support expeditionary forces around the world through the use of a robust recruiting process. With extensive experience in standing up large contracts like the NASA Kennedy Space Center support contract, EG&G also provides worldwide logistics and installations management; maintains and repairs vehicles, aircraft and other military equipment to extend their service life; and provides specialized engineering and construction capabilities in extreme cold and remote locations. A leader in global threat reduction programs, EG&G also is helping to eliminate nuclear, chemical and biological weapons around the world. Headquartered in Germantown, Md., EG&G is a division of URS Corporation, a Fortune500 company with more than 50,000 employees in offices worldwide. Visit for more information.

About CSC

CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions & Services, Global Outsourcing Services and the North American Public Sector. CSC’s advanced capabilities include systems design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $17.1 billion for the 12 months ended Jan. 2, 2009. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at

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