David Zolet: CSC to Open Tech Center at Cyber Research Facility

David ZoletComputer Sciences Corp. plans to establish a technology center at a Bossier, La.-based cyber research facility, where the company intends to make available 800 jobs in four years.

CSC selected the 3,000-acre National Cyber Research Park being developed by the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City for its planned 116,000-square-foot technology hub under a public-private partnership with the state government, the office of Louisiana governor said Tuesday.

David Zolet, CSC executive vice president and general manager, said the agreement with the state of Louisiana, Louisiana Tech and Bossier Parish Community College aims to develop a recruiting pool for the company and drive new technology development efforts.

CSC-logo - ExecutivemosaicThe state government will invest $14 million in higher-education programs over 10 years in an effort to grow the number of graduates in computer science and related courses in Louisiana.

The technology hub is expected to create more than 1,600 new jobs, 800 direct and 805 indirect, in 2017.

Louisiana’s state government will provide $29 million in funding for the building and Bossier City and Bossier Parish governments will each allocate $5 million in funding for data center infrastructure.

Construction of CSC’s center is scheduled to complete in the second quarter of 2015.

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