CSC wins emergency telecom task order

Oct. 5, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has given CSC an $86 million task order to continue providing emergency priority telecommunications services.

This activity is in response to a White House directive to meet the needs of authorized National Security/Emergency Preparedness communications users under all levels of stress.

CSC of Virginia said the order, issued under the Homeland Security Department Eagle contract it won in 2006, has a one-year base period, three one-year options and one four-month option.

"CSC is proud to support the Department of Homeland Security's efforts to ensure emergency access and priority processing to authorized National Security/Emergency Preparedness communications users," said Mike Gaffney, president of CSC's Civil Group. "CSC will provide reliable priority telecommunications in support of the overall safety of the nation, especially in emergencies, crises and times of war."

Under the task order, CSC will provide engineering and planning; implementation and integration; communications; and operations, administration and maintenance support for the priority telecommunications services of the National Communications System.

The services include the Government Emergency Telecommunications Service and Wireless Priority Service, which give federal, state, local and other authorized users priority access to telecommunications services during times of crisis.

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