SOURCE: Instrumental, Inc.

Instrumental, Inc.

June 15, 2010 13:05 ET

Instrumental, Inc. Teams With CSC on $317 Million High-Performance Computing Project at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Leading IT Consultancy to Apply Successful Strategies It Has Used in the Defense and Intelligence Communities

BLOOMINGTON, MN--(Marketwire - June 15, 2010) -  Instrumental, Inc. (http://www.instrumental.com), a leading provider of high-performance computing (HPC) consulting services, announced today that it is was selected to be a member of the CSC (NYSE: CSC) team that has been awarded a contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for research and development of high-performance computing systems. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract has a four-year base period, one four-year option and one one-year transition option, bringing the estimated contract value to $317 million if all options are exercised. The first year will be funded at $49.3 million by NOAA using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

As a subcontractor, Instrumental will deliver the architectural design, development, and implementation of complex data storage systems, which will allow scientists and researchers to more efficiently access and analyze crucial weather data.

"We are privileged to be part of CSC's winning team, and we share their commitment to improve NOAA's capabilities in the areas of forecasting, severe weather alerting, and climate research," stated Instrumental President and CEO Paul Battaglia. "We're committed to delivering NOAA new and innovative high-performance computing capabilities that will enhance the accuracy and depth of their weather analysis."

NOAA is a scientific agency whose mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment, as well as to conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our nation's economic, social, and environmental needs.

About CSC
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include business solutions and services, the managed services sector and the North American public sector. CSC's advanced capabilities include system design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. The company has been recognized as a leader in the industry, including being named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the World's Most Admired Companies for Information Technology Services (2010). Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.0 billion for the 12 months ended Jan. 1, 2010. For more information, visit the company's website at www.csc.com.

About Instrumental
Instrumental, Inc. is a leader in the design, implementation and integration of high-performance computing, data storage, business continuity, and cloud security solutions for mission-critical, data-intensive environments in the government and commercial sectors. With a client list that ranges from U.S. intelligence and defense agencies to Fortune 1000 firms, Instrumental, Inc. is dedicated to creating robust, innovative solutions that deliver, protect, and maximize vital information and promote mission achievement and competitive advantage. The company is headquartered in Bloomington, Minn. and Reston, Va. For more information, please visit www.instrumental.com.

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