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TSA Gives Award to Boost IT Infrastructure

US TERROR PLOT PASSENGERSThe Transportation Security Administration is trying to enhance the IT infrastructure and capabilities of its department. On May 19, TSA awarded Computer Sciences Corporation its Information Technology Infrastructure Program contract.

According to TSA’s Assistant Administrator for Information Technology and CIO Dr. Emma Garrison-Alexander, “This contract award provides TSA with the information technology infrastructure and secure IT systems support crucial to carry out our mission across transportation systems across the country and internationally.”

The ITIP contract is worth about $489 million and has a five-year life cycle. It was awarded through a competitive process in which proposals were evaluated on several different factors including price and technical merit.

CSC, which is headquartered in Falls Church, Va., will directly support TSA employees to protect the IT network from cyber threat and work to keep the public transportation system safe in airports across the country.

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