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CSC Lands Army Contracts, Names Federal Liaison

The outsourcer will provide tech support and maintenance services for Iraq-bound helicopters.

Computer Sciences Corp. said Wednesday that it secured a series of contracts from the U.S. Army under which the defense-focused outsourcer will provide the armed forces branch with a range of IT and IT-related services.

The contracts -- or "task orders," as they're called in government contracting parlance -- number eight in total. Each includes a one-year base period and one option year. They're worth up to $347 million if all options are exercised.

The deals call for CSC to provide logistics and maintenance support to the eastern and western branches of the Army's Regional Aviation Sustainment Management unit. Eastern support will be based in Fort Bragg, N.C., Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and Hunter Army Airfield in Georgia. Western support will be located in Killeen, Temple, and San Angelo, Texas.

CSC said it will provide the unit with a range of maintenance and repair services for helicopters previously deployed overseas in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom to ensure that are restored to "mission capable" status. CSC staffers will overhaul the aircraft and provide technology upgrades to onboard high-tech systems.

"CSC proudly continues our support of military personnel through our critical aviation maintenance and modification services for the Army," said Alan Weakley, president of CSC's North American Public Sector Applied Technology Group, in a statement.

Separately, CSC said Wednesday that it named Charles Cantus VP for government relations in its North American Public Sector business unit.

Cantus will liaise with key government officials in Congress and the executive branch to build support on issues that affect CSC and the broader tech industry. Cantus was previously managing director for government relations at BearingPoint and has also worked for two presidential administrations and on Capitol Hill.

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