CSC Identifies Frontrunners for CEO Post as Michael Laphen Prepares to Retire

Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has established a list of candidates to succeed Michael Laphen as the company’s chief executive, the Wall Street Journal has found.

Laphen announced in October that he plans to retire by November 2012 after spending his entire professional career with the technology services contractor. He has served as CEO since 2007.

Citing “people familiar with the matter, ” Joann Lublin writes the company wants to bring on an outsider to fill the post and has identified three frontrunners, two of whom currently run other businesses.

Lublin’s sources indicate CSC wants to name a successor soon, but won’t have a new CEO in place before mid-February 2012. A source told Lublin the company does not expect Laphen to remain with the company through October 2012.

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