CSRA has opened a new facility in Bossier City, Louisiana to support the information technology services company’s federal clients and expects to createÂ around 800 jobs on-site through mid-2018.
TheÂ Integrated Technology CenterÂ is located in the city’s National Cyber Research Park and will employ various computer science professionals, college graduatesÂ and military veterans, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office said Tuesday.
Computer Sciences Corp. initiated the ITC development project in September 2014, thenÂ mergedÂ CSC’s North American public sector business with SRA International to establishÂ CSRA in November last year.
CSRA President and CEO Larry Prior said the company also considers its newÂ 96,000-square-footÂ facility as an information technology center of excellenceÂ that will provideÂ a wide rangeÂ of technologies and services designed to help government customers.
The company said Tuesday it built ITC in partnership with several state and local government agenciesÂ such as the Louisiana Department of Economic Development, the Cyber Innovation Center and the Bossier Parish Police Jury.
CSRA also plans to establish aÂ customer engagement hubÂ near ITC.
The stateÂ governmentÂ pledged to invest $14 million over 10 years in aÂ higher education initiative led by Louisiana Tech University and backedÂ by Northwestern State University and Bossier Parish Community College in an effort to help develop a talent pipeline for CSRA’s facilities in the state.
CSRA and the Louisiana Economic Development expect the company to bring moreÂ than 2,000 new direct and indirect jobs inÂ the Northwest region.