El Segundo Firm Wins $1-Billion NASA Contract

Computer Sciences Corp. in El Segundo said Tuesday that it has won a contract to provide services to NASA that could be worth $1 billion over eight years--the biggest government award in the company’s 35-year history.

The award calls for Computer Sciences to provide a variety of computer and telecommunications support services to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

NASA develops space transportation systems and performs scientific and engineering research at the center. About 1,000 workers from Computer Sciences’ Applied Technology Division in Falls Church, Va., will provide the services at the Huntsville site.

The services will include computer systems and software, telephone and audio-video services, as well as communications networking among NASA installations and the agency’s contractors.


The company provides computer and engineering services to NASA locations such as the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, as well as to the Navy Air Warfare Center at Point Mugu, Calif.

Computer Sciences provides its services not only to the federal government--which accounted for 51% of the company’s $2.48 billion in revenue last year--but also to financial, industrial and service companies and local U.S. and foreign governments. The company employs about 29,000 people.

Computer Sciences shares closed at $39.375 on the New York Stock Exchange, up 12.5 cents, before the announcement was made.