CSC was founded in April 1959 in Los Angeles, California, by Roy Nutt and Fletcher Jones. CSC initially provided programming tools such as assembler and compiler software.
In the 1960s, CSC provided software programming services to major computer manufacturers like IBM and Honeywell and secured their first contracts for the U.S. public sector with NASA (among others).
By 1963, CSC became the largest software company in the United States and the first software company to be listed on the American Stock Exchange. By the end of 1968, CSC was listed on the New York Stock Exchange and had operations in Canada, India, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy, Brazil, and the Netherlands.
In the 1970s and 1980s, CSC expanded globally winning large contracts for the finance and defense industries and through acquisitions in Europe and Australia.
In 2000 CSC founded a joint-venture called Innovative Banking Solutions AG in Wiesbaden, Germany to market their newly developed SAP solution for mortgage companies.
Since its beginnings in 1959, company headquarters had been in California. On March 29, 2008, the corporate headquarters of the company were relocated from El Segundo, California, to Annandale, Virginia. CSC has been a Fortune 500 Company since 1995, coming in at 162 in the 2012 rankings.
In May 2015, CSC announced plans to split the public sector business from its commercial and international business. In August, it was announced that CSC’s Government Service business would merge with SRA International to form a new company — CSRA—at the end of November 2015.
In July 2015, CSC and HCL Technologies announced the signing of a joint venture agreement to form a banking software and services company, Celeriti FinTech