CSRA Established Integrated Technology Center In Bossier City, Louisiana
In addition to the ITC facility, CSRA is opening a 300-job Customer Engagement Center nearby in a separate Bossier City facility. CSRA anticipates employing 1,100 direct jobs in Bossier City by June 2018. The company already employs 400 at the research park delivering next-generation IT services at the Integrated Technology Center, or ITC, and will ramp up to full employment of 800 professionals on-site by mid-2018.
“I’m excited to celebrate the grand opening of our new facility in Bossier City,” CSRA President/CEO Larry Prior. “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.”
“This expansive development project is a great example of industry, government and academia working together to bring enriching, high-paying job and educational-learning opportunities to this community,” said CSRA’s ITC Director of Operations Ashley Rockett. “As a Louisiana native, I’m proud to be part of an effort that gives locals who might have moved away to find a high-profile IT job a reason to come back to Bossier City, build a career and reconnect with family.”
Until now, CSRA has occupied 40,000 square feet of temporary space in the National Cyber Research Park’s Cyber Innovation Center, a state- and local-funded developer of the research park that is leading national technology education efforts.
“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,” Governor John Bel Edwards said.
To help provide a pipeline of talent for the CSRA project, the State of Louisiana is funding a 10-year, $14 million higher education initiative that is being led by Louisiana Tech University and supported by Northwestern State University and Bossier Parish Community College. Through the higher education initiative, Louisiana Tech plans to quadruple its total undergraduate degrees awarded annually in computer science, computer information systems and cyber engineering.
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