CSC teams on TSA program
- By Megan Lisagor
- Oct 24, 2002
Computer Sciences Corp. has entered a teaming agreement with Unisys Corp. to help build the Transportation Security Administration's information technology infrastructure. CSC previously misidentified the agreement as a subcontract, the company said in a statement this week.
CSC made the error in a Sept. 10 news release, which FCW.com published in a story that day. Washington Technology reported the mistake Oct. 22.
"This was an honest, if unfortunate, error," the company's statement continues. "However, the balance of the release, including CSC's estimate of the value of the work to the company of $50 million, remains accurate."
TSA tapped Unisys for its Information Technology Managed Services (ITMS) program in August and subsequently awarded the first two work orders under the task order.
The first order covers the creation of enterprise operations and security operations centers. The second order covers IT equipment, such as asset management and wireless, local-area, wide-area and virtual private networks, for TSA headquarters, 429 airports nationwide and field offices.
ITMS emphasizes managed services, a relatively new procurement strategy in which an agency pays a company for technology solutions that help fulfill defined goals as set out by its mission — in this case, securing the nation's transportation systems.