CSC Wins $147M For State Dept Visa Processing, Appts; Mike Gaffney Comments

Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has won an estimated $147 million task order to help the U.S. State Department provide Brazilian citizens visas for traveling to the U.S.

The company said the Bureau of Consular Affairs awarded the potential six-year order during the second quarter of fiscal year 2012, under a contract won in 2010.

“Since building our first applicant service center in Mexico, CSC has established more than 40 centers around the globe that provide a range of services,” said Mike Gaffney, president of the North American public sector civil group.

The company has opened six applicant centers in five Brazilian cities including Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, Recife, Rio de Janeiro
and in Sao Paolo, where two centers are located.

A self-service website and call center will provide visa applicants with appointment information and schedules at an applicant service center.

Applicants will also provide fingerprints and photographs before visiting a U.S. embassy or consulate for an interview, according to the company.

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