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CSC Plans China Centers

The new facilities will help the outsourcer expand its presence in Asia.
Outsourcer Computer Sciences Corp. said it plans to open new customer service centers in China with an eye to increasing its footprint in Asia.

"Strengthening our global delivery framework and expanding our presence in Asia are key elements to our multi-year growth strategy," said CSC president and CEO Michael Laphen, in a statement Wednesday. One center will be located in the city of Tianjin, about 75 miles southeast of Beijing.

The delivery center, slated to open in spring 2009, will initially house about 200 employees. CSC said it expects that number to increase to about 500 within three years. The company plans to begin service delivery from a nearby temporary location starting in November.

CSC said it plans to offer a range of services from the center, including infrastructure and applications management and business process outsourcing.

The company is also planning a data center in the same area, from which it will provide hosted and managed IT services. "China is an important location for us, and we're committed to expanding our capabilities here," said Laphen.

The Chinese centers will add to CSC's global footprint, which includes locations in Canada, Chile, the Czech Republic, Spain, India, and Vietnam.

Separately, CSC said Thursday that it has won a $192 million contract from the U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command to provide support services for command, control and communications. The contract also includes IT, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support services.

The services will support the army's Product Manager Robotic and Unmanned Sensors and Product Manager Countermine and Explosive Ordnance Demolition.

The contract has a one-year base period and two, one-year options.

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