Monday, December 8, 2008

New Area 51 Contractor?: CSC Applied Technologies

I have heard from a grape in the vine that EG&G Special Projects is no longer the general contractor at the Groom Lake base. As of 2000, it is now CSC Applied Technologies.

EG&G supposedly still has the transportation contract (running the Janet flights), but CSC handles the operation of the base. (Although the Air Force "owns" the base, the general contractor handles everything from food to maintenance.)

There's a jobs listing at the CSC website. It may provide some corroboration (but my connection is too slow to load it).


  1. have a look at the funny requirements:
    Job Title
    :SCA Comptr Programmer 3
    Job Number

    (...) Candidate must be able to sit for a long period and able to lift up to 10 lbs as much as 50 to 75 percent of the time. Applicant must have clear vision at 20 inches or less, able to identify and distinguish colors, able to observe an area that ca be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, and able to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus. Candidate must be a U.S. citizen and able to acquire a government security clearance.

  2. Apart from those requirements, any idiot can do the job.

  3. My review of the job listings on the CSC website in Nov. 2009 finds no recent ones for Nevada and none that suggest any Area 51 connection.

    This doesn't mean that CSC isn't the contractor, but I expect Area 51 jobs to be listed SOMEWHERE. You can't even hire a janitor without advertising the job in some way.