CSRA Inc. has opened its new Integrated Technology Center (ITC) in Bossier City, LA marking the completion of a two-year development project that is expected to bring 800 new jobs to Northwest Louisiana by June 2018. The new facility will serve as a competitive delivery center that will enable CSRA to deliver a full-range of next-generation information technology services at a competitive cost for the company’s federal government customers.
“I’m excited to celebrate the grand opening of our new facility in Bossier City,” said Larry Prior, CSRA President and CEO. “This marks a true milestone for our company, as the ITC was built as a next-generation IT center of excellence to further enable us to deliver a variety of cost-effective, leading-edge offerings and capabilities to solve our customers’ most challenging and complex issues. This facility is a key differentiator for CSRA and helps position us as forward-thinkers and trendsetters in the federal IT industry.”
The ITC currently has approximately 400 employees and plans to hire an additional 400 IT professionals who will provide infrastructure and application development, cybersecurity and cloud computing support for mission-critical programs for several government agencies. Through the development of the ITC, CSRA is investing in the local community, broadening the technology corridor in Northwest Louisiana and stimulating job growth in the region. CSRA’s partnership with local universities to enhance information technology-related college courses ensures students are job-ready upon graduation, allowing Louisiana to retain its best and brightest in the IT sector.
CSRA (through its former parent, CSC) broke ground for the ITC in September 2014 and is now an anchor tenant at the National Cyber Research Park in Bossier City. The 96,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building features interactive technology, collaborative workspaces, and a large town hall with food service.
The facility was built in partnership with several state and local government organizations including the Louisiana Department of Economic Development, the State of Louisiana, the City of Bossier, the Cyber Innovation Center and the Bossier Parish Police Jury.
“CSRA’s professional workforce will now be moving into this next-generation facility that will securely and intelligently support so many vital operations of major federal customers, and we couldn’t be happier to have them in Louisiana,” said Governor John Bel Edwards. “Our approach in Louisiana has been to build meaningful partnerships that attract the leading employers of the future in a way that grows our economy and provides our people with outstanding career opportunities. This project is a great example of that winning approach. It builds on our heritage with Barksdale Air Force Base and propels us into the future with great partnerships among state government, local government and Louisiana’s higher education campuses.”
“Our work with CSRA is monumental for Northwest Louisiana,” said Don Pierson, Louisiana Economic Development Secretary. “This is a company at the forefront of cybersecurity, cloud computing and big data, and a company that’s applying the best of these technologies to improve the supply chains, IT systems, logistics, and application-based services of many major federal customers. Louisiana competed for this project against more than 130 other sites in many states, and it’s a testament to our government, higher education and economic development partners that we not only won, but also are succeeding in implementing a great project for our state and for Northwest Louisiana.”
CSRA’s economic growth efforts in Northwest Louisiana extend beyond the ITC to a Customer Engagement Center which recently opened in Bossier City as well. The Customer Engagement Center will create an additional 300 new jobs focusing on providing IT support to the federal government.
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