Defense looks to CSC for message system support

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded a five-year, $17.6 million contract to Computer Sciences Corp. to support the National Gateway Center, according to the company.

Under the contract, CSC will provide the National Gateway Center with engineering services, equipment maintenance and logistics, and applications support. The center is a multilevel secure messaging switch center for the Defense Department.

In addition, CSC will continue to provide the agency with mission support and legacy messaging services to ensure Defense Message System interoperability with the intelligence community, other federal agencies and allied nations.

The new agreement follows a five-year, $24.8 million contract signed in 2000, under which CSC provides similar support services to DISA's Defense Message System Transition Hub.

About 21 CSC technicians, engineers and management professionals will perform the work at the National Gateway Center at Fort Detrick, Md.

William Welsh is the deputy editor of Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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