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CSC forms team for IRS bid

Computer Sciences Corp. last week said it will lead a team to pursue the Internal Revenue Service's prime contract for managing the tax system modernization. CSC's team includes IBM Corp. Northrop Grumman Corp. Science Applications International Corp. and Unisys Corp. The team is the second to announce it will pursue the IRS deal Lockheed Martin Corp. last week announced it was leading a team that includes Andersen Consulting and Electronic Data Systems Corp.PC server growth rate almost 12%

The PC server segment is the fastest growing part of the federal client/server equipment market according to an IDC Government study released last week. According to the market research company the government's installed base of PC servers will grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 11.7 percent through fiscal 2001.

The installed base of desktop PCs however will decline during that period at a rate of 0.7 percent because of the shrinking federal work force IDC reported. But PC shipments will grow at a 1.7 percent rate due to a faster replacement rate the company said.MCI wins $7.3M DISA pact

MCI won a $7.3 million contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency for circuits that will be used by the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service to provide live TV and radio to deployed naval forces in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. AFRTS operates a broadcast center hub at March Air Force Base Calif. which disseminates programs obtained from U.S. TV networks to more than 1 million Defense Departmemt personnel worldwide.

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