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Tuesday 14 August, 2007

Computer Sciences Corporation

CSC Signs Multi-Year IT Outsourcing Contract Wi...





EL SEGUNDO, California, August 14 /PRNewswire/ --

    Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC) today announced that it has
signed an information technology (IT) services contract with Network Rail,
owner and operator of the UK's railway infrastructure. The agreement, which
has a five-year base period and one three-year option, coincides with a
significant infrastructure investment by Network Rail essential to providing
the UK with a safe, reliable and efficient railway.



    Under the terms of the contract, CSC will provide midrange services and
Oracle ERP support. The midrange work includes server maintenance and
management, data center hosting, security, disaster recovery planning and
storage area network management. Approximately 70 members of Network Rail's
current IT support team will transition across to CSC, including employees
from previous contract incumbents.



    "We are delighted to be working with Network Rail," said Nick Wilson,
president of CSC's European Northern Region Operations. "This win builds on
our track record in the public sector and our significant global presence in
the transport industry. CSC's critical infrastructure expertise will help
deliver improved results to Network Rail in support of their journey to
become a world-class organization."



    "This is a key contract award for both organizations and was arrived at
following exhaustive evaluations by my team in NR and, from CSC's point of
view, in the face of fierce, high quality competition," said Catherine Doran,
director of Information Management at Network Rail. "We are eager to exploit
CSC's capabilities and look forward to a lasting relationship based on trust,
mutual strategic understanding and sound operational delivery of services to
our customers. We have always been clear that our preferred supplier in this
area must engage in our NR development and change program as well as keep the
critical systems running."



About Network Rail

    Network Rail is the "not for dividend" owner and operator of Britain's
railway infrastructure, which includes the tracks, signals, tunnels, bridges,
viaducts, level crossings and stations -- the largest of which we also
manage.



    We aim to provide a safe, reliable and efficient rail infrastructure for
freight and passenger trains to use.



Website: http://www.networkrail.co.uk

About CSC

    Computer Sciences Corporation is a leading global IT services company.
CSC's mission is to provide customers in industry and government with
solutions crafted to meet their specific challenges and enable them to profit
from the advanced use of technology.



    With approximately 87,000 employees, CSC provides innovative solutions
for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC's own
advanced capabilities. These include systems design and integration; IT and
business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and
application hosting; and management consulting. Headquartered in El Segundo,
Calif., CSC reported revenue of US$14.9 billion for the 12 months ended
March 30, 2007. For more information, visit the company's Web site at
http://www.csc.com.


    
    Web site: http://www.csc.com
              http://www.networkrail.co.uk 


  

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