FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 20, 2017 — CSRA Inc. (NYSE: CSRA) today announced that it has secured a $58 million contract with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). CSRA will support the EPA’s High Performance Computing (HPC) systems and Environmental Modeling and Visualization Laboratory (EMVL) projects. As part of the contract, CSRA will be responsible for provisioning, maintaining, and supporting the EPA’s HPC environment, as well as its scientific visualization hardware and software. CSRA will also provide technical support of projects involving scientific computing.
“We are thrilled to secure this new contract with the EPA and continue providing the agency with the best scientific and technical resources to carry out its mission,” said Executive Vice President Paul Nedzbala, head of CSRA’s Health and Civil Group. “CSRA continues to lead the federal HPC market by providing industry-leading insights and leveraging partnerships that provide our customers with the latest Next-Generation technology.”
CSRA has led the industry in HPC support for years and this contract adds to the company’s portfolio of federal customers, which currently includes NASA, NOAA, the CDC, and NIH. The agreement also reinforces CSRA’s leadership in the civilian HPC market and its ability to provide superior Next Gen IT solutions to federal customers.
Computational modeling and simulation are important tools that allow the EPA to perform the scientific research to guide decisions and better protect human health and the environment. These techniques are increasingly used to solve complex research problems quickly and in a cost-effective manner. Examples of this modeling include:
- Monitoring the movement of airborne contaminants
- Using “in silico” methods to screen for potential toxicity
- Using visualization techniques to “see” how a chemical compound is processed at the cellular/organism level
CSRA’s industry-leading expertise in HPC will enable the EPA to leverage this capability for maximum efficiency. CSRA’s ability to deliver personnel with in-depth, subject-matter expertise will enable EPA scientists to maximize their use of the supercomputing environment. This will enable the EPA to leverage computational tools to operate in the most cost-efficient ways while performing its regulatory responsibilities.
About CSRA Inc.
CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) solves our nation’s hardest mission problems as a bridge from mission and enterprise IT to Next Gen, from government to technology partners, and from agency to agency. CSRA is tomorrow’s thinking, today. For our customers, our partners, and ultimately, all the people our mission touches, CSRA is realizing the promise of technology to change the world through next-generation thinking and meaningful results. CSRA is driving towards achieving sustainable, industry-leading organic growth across federal and state/local markets through customer intimacy, rapid innovation and outcome-based experience. CSRA has over 18,000 employees and is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia. To learn more about CSRA, visit www.csra.com. Think Next. Now.