Defense Taps CSC for Huge Telecom Pact

The Defense Information Systems Agency awarded Computer Sciences Corp. a $613 million contract to continue managing the Defense network that serves as the global communications backbone for the Defense Department.

CSC won the Defense Information System Network (DISN) Network Management Support Services-Global (DNMSS-G/R) Recompete Network Engineering contract, which has a ceiling value of $613 million over five years. CSC won the original DISN engineering services contract in 1999 and under the new award will continue to provide global digital voice, data and video services.

Another key task for CSC is support of the secure Defense Red Switch Network, a world-wide voice, video and data network used by top Defense officials, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), theater and support commanders, and other senior decision makers.

The DISN engineering contract has a two-year base period and three one-year options. CSC’s partners include AT&T, BAE Systems, CACI, General Dynamics, Telecordia and Qwest.

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