Press Release

CSC Wins $144 Million Task Order to Support NASA’s Center for Computational Sciences

By SpaceRef Editor
January 16, 2001
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Computer Sciences Corporation
announced it has won a six and a half-year, task-order contract
with a maximum value of $144 million to support NASA’s Center for
Computational Sciences at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.

CSC’s High Performance Center of Excellence will perform the work, which
was awarded under GSA’s Millennia Contract.

As the prime contractor, CSC will acquire, install and manage the latest
supercomputer systems on a multi-year technology refresh basis for the NASA
Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS), the high-performance scientific
computing facility that is operated, maintained, and managed by NASA/Goddard
Space Flight Center’s Earth and Space Data Computing Division.
CSC will also
provide systems programming and software engineering in support of the NCCS
mission to provide computing resources and support services to enable space
and Earth scientists funded by NASA to accomplish their research goals.
than 700 Earth and Space Science users are involved in almost 200 separate
research projects at NCCS.

“This is an exciting opportunity to provide computing support for one of
the world’s most advanced research centers,” Stephen Kalish, president of
CSC’s Civil Group, said.
“CSC has more than 30 years of experience working
with NASA, and we look forward to capitalizing on this legacy to provide key
services that are essential to the success of NASA’s missions and programs.”

About Goddard Space Flight Center

Established in 1959, the Goddard Space Flight Center mission is to: enable
discovery through leadership in Earth and space science; serve the scientific
community, inspire the Nation, foster education, and stimulate economic
growth; partner with others to achieve NASA’s goals; and create technologies
that support and advance these endeavors to take full advantage of doing
research in space.

About CSC

Computer Sciences Corporation, one of the world’s leading consulting and
IT services firms, helps clients in industry and government achieve strategic
and operational results through the use of technology.
The company’s success
is based on its culture of working collaboratively with clients to develop
innovative technology strategies and solutions that address specific business

Having guided clients through every major wave of change in information
technology since 1959, CSC combines the newest technologies with its
capabilities in consulting, systems design and integration, IT and business
process outsourcing, applications software, and Web and application hosting to
meet the individual needs of global corporations and organizations.
With more
than 61,000 employees in locations worldwide, CSC had revenues of $9.9 billion
for the twelve months ended September 29, 2000.
It is headquartered in El
Segundo, California.
For more information, visit the company’s Web site at

SpaceRef staff editor.