(By Balaseshan) Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) said it has received a task order worth $54 million to conduct background investigations for immigration and customs enforcement.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Professional Responsibility has awarded the company a task order to conduct employee and contractor background investigations.
The task order, signed in the second quarter of CSC fiscal 2013, has a one-year base period and four option years, bringing the estimated total value to $54 million. This task order was awarded under the U.S. General Services Administration Schedule 738X contract that CSC won in 2002.
Under the terms of the order, CSC will conduct background investigations and deliver investigation reports on federal and contractor applicants, as well as prepare reinvestigation reports to allow the government to establish suitability for employment.
In support of this work, CSC will use its web-based case management application to manage workflow and assignments, house all related documents and provide ICE with real-time access to case statuses.
"By leveraging our proven expertise in investigative methods, we will support the agency's efforts to uphold its standards of integrity and professionalism in hiring only the most qualified applicants," said Patrick Schambach, vice president and general manager of CSC's Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Division.
CSC closed Friday's regular session down 0.49% at $30.59. The stock has been trading between $22.18 and $34.74 for the past 52 weeks.