CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded the company a task order to continue providing emergency priority telecommunications services. This activity is in response to a White House directive to meet the needs of authorized National Security/Emergency Preparedness communications users under all levels of stress. The task order has a one-year base period, three one-year options and one four-month option, and was awarded during CSC's fiscal 2012 first quarter. The estimated total value is $86 million. The task order was issued under the DHS Eagle contract, which was originally awarded to CSC in 2006.
"CSC is proud to support the Department of Homeland Security's efforts to ensure emergency access and priority processing to authorized National Security/Emergency Preparedness communications users," said Mike Gaffney, president of CSC's Civil Group. "CSC will provide reliable priority telecommunications in support of the overall safety of the nation, especially in emergencies, crises and times of war."
CSC will provide engineering and planning; implementation and integration; communications; and operations, administration and maintenance support for the priority telecommunications services of the National Communications System (NCS). The services include the Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS) and Wireless Priority Service (WPS), which give federal, state, local, tribal and other authorized users priority access to telecommunications services during times of crisis, when their ability to connect quickly is of vital importance. In performing this work, CSC will partner with national and regional telecommunications service providers and their equipment vendors.
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