IT company Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) has signed $50m worth of information technology (IT) outsourcing contracts with five UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) companies and the Civil Nuclear Police Authority (CNPA).

The six contracts, which each have a five-year term, will provide the UKAEA companies and the CNPA with a full range of infrastructure services including desktop, help desk and network support, applications management and database administration, said CSC.

UKAEA companies which will be serviced under the separate contracts are Dounreay Site Restoration, Research Sites Restoration, UKAEA Culham and UKAEA itself.

As part of the agreement, UKAEA will transfer its in-house IT team to CSC.

CSC will service the contracts through its Civil Nuclear Centre of Excellence in Westlakes, Cumbria, UK. Plans are also underway to open a second Centre of Excellence in Forss Business Park, Caithness, in June 2009.