Up to $62.4M to CSC to Support USAF Office of Special Investigations
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) recently received two contracts to provide technical services and project support to the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI). CSC estimates the total value of the awards, which each have one base year and four one-year options, to be approximately $62.4 million if all options are exercised. The win was bracketed by the appointment of Jose Jimenez as president of CSC’s Federal Sector Enforcement, Security and Intelligence division, and by the retirement of Paul Cofoni as president of CSC’s overall Federal Sector business unit.
As DID noted back on March 29/05, the U.S. Defense Department has taken over temporary responsibility for running the USAF’s top 21 weapons-buying programs totaling about $180 billion in the wake of recent Air Force personnel losses due to procurement scandals and retirements.
The U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI) scope of services revolves around four priorities:
# Detect and provide early warning of worldwide threats to the Air Force;
# Identify and resolve crime impacting Air Force readiness or good order and discipline;
# Combat threats to Air Force information systems and technologies; and
# Defeat and deter fraud in the acquisition of Air Force prioritized weapons systems.
CSC began working with the AFOSI in 1998, providing information technology (IT) investigative training as well as administrative and technical support to establish and operate a computer investigation and forensics training program. Under the new agreements, CSC will provide project support, IT operations and maintenance services, software design and development, document imaging and data warehousing services.
Specifically, CSC will continue to support OSI server and network systems implementation and modernization; the AFOSI repository and digitization project; call center operation; legacy applications maintenance; and the development of new Web-based technologies. CSC will also continue its development work on two key information systems: the AFOSI Business Intelligence System (TABIS), a data querying, reporting and analysis tool; and the award-winning Investigative Information Management System (I2MS) application that helps OSI investigate criminal activity.
Approximately 90 software developers, system and network administrators, database managers, help desk specialists and other IT professionals from ESI will perform the work at the OSI headquarters at Andrews Air Force Base, MD. Work will also be conducted in Waldorf, MD; Richmond, VA; and OSI commands around the world.