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CSC's Ron Dick to Deliver Keynote on Critical Infrastructure Protection at Next Generation Utilities Summit

Doug Neal to Lead Workshop Discussion on Green IT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Sciences Corporation announced today that Ron Dick, director of CSC's Homeland Security Programs and former director of the FBI's National Infrastructure Protection Center, will be a keynote speaker at the Next Generation Utilities Summit 2008 to be held March 24-26 in Austin, Texas. In addition, Doug Neal, research fellow with CSC's Leading Edge Forum Executive Programme, will lead a workshop discussion on green information technology (IT). The summit will address key challenges facing North American and European electric utilities.

Dick will describe how breaches in critical infrastructure present opportunities for material consequences that are extremely expensive, dangerous, irreversible and publicly damaging. He will also explain why traditional cyber or network security protections are no longer sufficient and will discuss ways to assess and enhance risk management efforts. His presentation will cover several examples, including the CIA's recent reports of cyber attacks that knocked out power in multiple cities outside the U.S. and were followed by extortion demands, and the August 2003 New York power outage that became a multi-state crisis due to weaknesses in the nation's grid control systems.

Neal will lead the discussion for the alternative energy issues workshop entitled: "Green IT: Moving Beyond the 2% Solution." He will talk about how studies have shown that eliminating computing power-consumption issues would address only two percent of the energy problem. Neal will offer a holistic view of the challenges and opportunities of green IT. He recently completed a study tour on the topic and has collaborated with Yale Professor Dan Esty, author of Green to Gold.

"We are pleased to lend our support to this key summit," said Lem Lasher, president of CSC's Global Business Solutions and Services organization. "CSC has nearly 15 years of experience in the energy industry, and both Ron and Doug are extremely knowledgeable about these topics. We look forward to sharing ideas and working with our colleagues toward collaborative solutions to the industry's most pressing concerns."

Dick joined CSC after 25 years of distinguished service to the FBI. He most recently served as director of the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) and deputy assistant director. As director of the NIPC, he was responsible for the detection, assessment and warning of all cyber and physical threats to the critical infrastructures of the United States. As deputy assistant director of the FBI's Cyber Division, he was responsible for developing and executing the FBI's domestic and international cyber investigative strategy and overseeing related efforts in response to criminal, terrorist and nation-sponsored threats against the U.S. government and private industry.

Neal is responsible for research into "Innovating through Technology." His current areas of focus are: leveraging the growing technical sophistication of employees; exploring ways global businesses can collaborate; and how green IT can address the 98% energy issue. His recent published projects have included: Harnessing Web 2.0 -- Enterprise Strategies for Living on the Web, the Consumerization of IT, Developing Employee Responsibility and Trust, the Use and Misuse of Collaborative Technologies and Business Process Management. Prior to joining CSC, Neal worked at two international management consulting firms.

CSC, which has supported the energy industry since 1994, provides a full spectrum of IT services, including management consulting, systems design and integration, applications development and maintenance, and infrastructure outsourcing. Clients include Arizona Public Services Co., Direct Energy (formerly Entergy Solutions), National Grid, Pinnacle West Corp., Reliant Energy Inc., SCANA Corp., Sempra Energy and Southern California Edison. For more information about CSC's expertise in the energy industry, visit http://www.csc.com/industries/chemicalenergynaturalresources/.

For information about the summit, visit http://www.ngusummit.com/. About CSC

Computer Sciences Corporation is a leading IT services company. CSC's mission is to be a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services.

With approximately 91,000 employees, CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC's own advanced capabilities. These include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting. CSC reported revenue of $16.1 billion for the 12 months ended Dec. 28, 2007. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.csc.com/.

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