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The information-technology giant, formally known as Computer Sciences Corp., faced a number of challenges, including a reduction in the scope of a major contract with the United Kingdom's National Health Service and a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into accounting errors in one of its sectors. The company’s chairman, president and chief executive, Michael W. Laphen, announced in October that he would retire by late 2012. The company also acquired Maricom Systems and CenTauri Solutions.


In 1959, founders Roy Nutt and Fletcher Jones pooled $100 to start a company they named Computer Sciences Corporation.

3170 Fairview Park Dr.

Falls Church Va., 22042


Founded: 1959

Chairman, President and CEO: Michael W. Laphen

Revenue: $16042000

Assets: $16120000

Employees (local): 96000 (9782)

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