Computer Sciences Corporation
CSC (first software company ever on NYSE
IT, Help Desk, Software, e-Business
HQ: El Segundo, CA
Van B. Honeycutt
OVERALL SERVICE PROVIDED
Primarily, CSC provides outsourced tech support
to other companies, primarily in the Aerospace Industry.
COUNTRIES AND REGIONS OF OPERATION
. British Virgin Islands
, Czech Republic
, Hong Kong
, Netherlands Antilles
, Papua New Guinea
, Puerto Rico
, Republic of Congo
, Saudi Arabia
, South Africa
, Stri Lanka
, United Arab Emirates
, United Kingdom
, United States
, and Yemen
In April 1959, Roy Nutt
and Fletcher Jones
, both in their late 20s, formed Computer Sciences Corporation with $100 and a contract from Honeywell
to develop a business-language compiler called FACT
. Formerly with United Aircraft Corporation
, Nutt had developed the first widely accepted assembly program, called SAP
, and had been a member of the small IBM
team that had developed FORTRAN
. Jones came from North American Aviation Corp.
, where he had managed a divisional computer center.
CSC went public in 1963 and was listed the following year on the Pacific and American stock exchanges, becoming the first software company to be listed on a national exchange. Five years later, the company again brought new stature to the emerging software/services industry by being the first software company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Today, Van B. Honeycutt is CSC's chairman and chief executive officer. He joined the company in 1975 and has been a corporate officer since 1987. He has played a major role in advancing CSC's position in the commercial market, particularly in the areas of e-business and IT outsourcing.