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CSC extends BAE IT deal.

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Virginia: CSC has signed a new IT outsourcing agreement with global defense and security company BAE Systems, valued at up to $160 million per year. The five-year contract replaces an existing agreement that was due to expire in April 2012 — and extends a 17 year relationship between the two firms.

Under the new agreement, CSC will provide IT services in support of 11 BAE Systems businesses operating in over 100 locations in the UK, Saudi Arabia and Sweden. CSC will deliver a full range of IT services, including service desk, collaborative services, end user compute, mainframe, physical/virtual servers, storage and networking, service request fulfillment and project services and application maintenance and support.

"Signing this new agreement with CSC demonstrates the success of our long-standing business partnership," said Dean McCumiskey, BAE Systems global chief information officer. "As the defense industry continues to evolve, CSC's expertise and support in delivering highly competitive, value for money services across our business in support of our strategic and operational objectives will be invaluable."

"We are pleased to have finalized this new contract and look forward to supporting BAE Systems' dynamic, changing business," said Andy Williams, president of CSC's Northern European operations. "This fourth generation IT outsourcing agreement recognizes CSC's ability for delivering an excellent service, providing cost efficiencies as well as innovative technology-enabled solutions to complex business challenges."

CSC's relationship with BAE Systems began in April 1994 when the companies signed a 10-year IT outsourcing contract in the UK. At the time, the contract was one of the largest commercial IT outsourcing contracts ever awarded to a single supplier in Europe.

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