CSC Receives Task Order From Department of Homeland Security to Provide Verification Information System Support

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC) announced today that it has been awarded a task order to provide IT support services for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Verification Information System (VIS). CSC estimates the value of the task order, which has a one-year base period and four one-year options, to be $53 million if all options are exercised. The task order was awarded under the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) contract. The value of this task was included in CSC's Sept. 27, 2006 , press release detailing previously unannounced federal contract awards for the second quarter of fiscal 2007.

Under the terms of the task order, CSC will continue to provide the USCIS Verification Division and the VIS with help desk support, systems training and security, strategic business system planning, business intelligence analysis, and performance testing and measurement services. In addition, the company will continue to ensure that the VIS meets all operational technology requirements associated with the REAL ID Act of 2005 and state and federal legislation mandating the use of E-Verify, an electronic employment verification system.

"This award demonstrates the confidence that the Department of Homeland Security and the USCIS have in CSC to continue providing proven technical and operational capabilities to meet their critical mission requirements," said James W. Sheaffer, president of CSC's North American Public Sector business unit.

The Verification Division and VIS system support Title III of the Immigration Act. The VIS E-Verify system is a key data source for the verification of immigrant status in regard to securing driver's licenses, Social Security cards and benefits eligibility.

The objective of the DHS EAGLE program is to provide an acquisition vehicle for a full range of IT services, technical and management expertise and solution-related enabling products.

About CSC

Computer Sciences Corporation is a leading global information technology (IT) services company. CSC's mission is to provide customers in industry and government with solutions crafted to meet their specific challenges and enable them to profit from the advanced use of technology.

With approximately 87,000 employees, CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC's own advanced capabilities. These include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., CSC reported revenue of $14.9 billion for the 12 months ended March 30, 2007 . For more information, visit the company's Web site at

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