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Navy Pact for Computer Sciences

The deal could be valued at about $100 million.
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received a contract to provide information technology services to the Naval Education and Training Command, a pact that could be valued at around $100 million if all options are exercised.

The deal follows a four-year contract Computer Sciences signed with the Navy in 2001 for network, Web and operations support services.

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Under the new agreement, the El Segundo, Calif., IT company will provide the Navy's Sea Warrior program with data center and systems operations, systems integration and security services.

Separately, Computer Sciences said its DVC unit received a fast-track designation from the Food and Drug Administration for three biodefense vaccine development plans it's working on for the Defense Department.

The DVC programs that received the designation deal with vaccines for plague, botulism and Venezuelan equine encephalitis.

Fast-track status lets the FDA speed up the review of products that might address an unmet medical need and that are designed to treat serious or life-threatening conditions.