Infotech Lead Asia: CSC, a provider of software and technology for businesses, announced it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency.
The blanket purchase agreement (BPA) supports the agency’s enterprise network engineering services which will include components such as cybersecurity, cloud and big data. The contract, signed in the first quarter of CSC’s fiscal year 2014, has a one-year base period and four one-year options, with an estimated ceiling value of $85 million.
The contract will help ensure that CBP continues to engineer and update network solutions in compliance with agency, department and federal mandates.
The network update is part of CBP’s efforts to integrate its agency networks under one enterprise infrastructure in order to modernize, create efficiencies and improve service. The technology provided by CSC will help CBP move toward its goal of a more efficient and effective network infrastructure by applying cybersecurity capabilities to optimize CBP’s network.
“It’s critical for our government clients to modernize and integrate their systems to save money and resources. CSC’s domain knowledge with DHS’s infrastructure and cloud environment will help us to quickly provide value through this contract,” said Patrick Schambach, vice president and general manager of CSC’s North American Public Sector Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Group.
“In addition, this contract provides the perfect platform to support CSC’s strategy to drive IT efficiencies and cost savings through next-generation infrastructure strategies and solutions for our government clients.”
Earlier this year, CSC and 11 other companies have bagged a portion of $11 billion contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to provide support services for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).