Boeing Teams With Computer Sciences Corp. for Special Operations Competition
ST. LOUIS, April 07, 2008 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced a teaming agreement with Computer Sciences Corp. [NYSE: CSC] to pursue the multibillion-dollar U.S. Special Operations Forces Support Activity (SOFSA) contract.
Both companies are working closely at all levels to design and offer the winning, best-of-industry approach for SOFSA contract management and execution. The SOFSA draft request for proposal is anticipated before the end of April.
Located in Lexington, Ken., SOFSA serves as the logistics cornerstone that enables U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to execute the Special Operations Forces' global mission.
"Boeing and CSC possess a wide array of capabilities needed to manage and improve overall logistic and sustainment activities associated with SOFSA's nine core competencies," said Ken Hill, director of Boeing's Special Operations Forces program in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. "We are confident this team can provide the innovative solutions that our warfighters need to support today's vital missions."
Boeing performs many other major government programs with requirements similar to those of SOFSA, such as Flexible Acquisition and Sustainment Tool, Integrated Weapon System Support, Future Combat Systems and C-17 Globemaster III Sustainment Partnership.
CSC also performs many major government programs, including the Logistics Modernization Program, Expeditionary Combat Support System, and management of the Land Warrior Consortium.
"The combined technical, integration and sustainment strengths of Boeing and CSC offer the best possible team to support USSOCOM worldwide and to bring SOFSA new capabilities that offer enhanced performance while establishing cost-saving efficiencies for operations," said Jim Sheaffer, president of CSC's North American Public Sector.
Computer Sciences Corp. is a leading global information technology services company. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has 91,000 employees worldwide and reported revenue of $16.1 billion for the 12 months ended Dec. 28, 2007. For more information on CSC's technology-enabled business solutions, visit the company's Web site at http://www.csc.com
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