DXC Technology Co

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A US multinational IT company. Has a R&D center in an illegal settlement in the occupied West Bank and facilitates home demolitions of Palestinians.

DXC Technology Company is a multinational information technology (IT) service provider headquartered in Tysons, Virginia. It was founded in 2017 as the merger of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) with the Enterprise Services division of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), which was previously part of the now-defunct Hewlett-Packard Company.

In 2018, DXC split and formed Perspecta as a new independent company to handle the U.S. public sector operations. DXC Technology focuses on designing custom made technology platforms for institutional clients, like large corporations and government agencies outside the U.S. The company reported a $19 billion revenue in 2020.

DXC's operations in Israel, including its involvement in the occupation of Palestine, are handled by its Israeli subsidiary, Entserv Israel Inc. The company's involvement in the Israeli occupation began as projects of Compaq and Electronic Data Systems (EDS), which were acquired by Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) in 2002 and 2008, respectively. Some of these projects are no longer active, as described below, and others are handled by other companies that formed after Hewlett-Packard Company split in 2015. For a full picture of Hewlett-Packard Company's past involvement in the Israeli occupation and the status of these activities see our profile of its legal successor, HP Inc.

Operations in Illegal Settlements and Facilitating Home Demolitions

DXC Technology has a research and development (R&D) center in Beitar Illit, an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank. The center was first established in 2006 by Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in a facility of the Beitar Illit municipality, to create jobs within the settlement for ultra-orthodox Jewish women. Hewlett-Packard Company acquired EDS in 2008 and in 2012 relocated the center into a new building at the outskirts of the settlement, shared with Malam Team and Citybook Services. Between 2015 and 2017, the R&D center was operated by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and since 2017 it belongs to DXC Technology.

In addition, the company has been involved in home demolitions of Palestinians. The Israeli Civil Administration, the government agency that oversees the civilian aspects of the occupation in the West Bank, hired DXC to support the creation of a new computerized system to track Palestinian construction in the occupied West Bank, according to Who Profits. While initiating and facilitating the construction of illegal settlements for Israeli citizens, the Civil Administration routinely denies building permits for Palestinian construction projects in Area C of the West Bank. The new system is designed to help the Civil Administration identify and keep track of "illegal construction," i.e. construction projects it did not approve, and slate them for demolition. The new system became operational in 2020, replacing the 2004 system designed by Israeli company Geoda, which included tens of thousands of "illegal construction" files. For this project, DXC personnel were stationed at the Civil Administration Headquarters in a military base in the illegal settlement of Beit El.

Past Management of Israeli Population Registry and ID Systems

Between 2017 and 2019, DXC Technology managed the Israeli population registry, which records information about residents’ ethnic identity and religion. Israeli and Palestinian residents are required by law to carry at all times an ID card, which indicates their ethnicity and religion. This information is regularly used by the authorities on all levels to discriminate between Jews and non-Jews in Israel and in the occupied Palestinian territories.

In the 1990s, the Israeli Ministry of the Interior launched Project Aviv to modernize the computerized database that contains its population registry. Hewlett-Packard Company has been managing the database since 2002, when it acquired Compaq, the company that was managing it at the time. In 2008, Israel contracted EDS Israel for the Arbel project, which included creating a biometric database of Israeli citizens. Later that year, Hewlett-Packard Company acquired EDS and took over this project as well. In 2008, Hewlett-Packard Company also started producing biometric ID cards for Israeli residents, including Israeli citizens, Israeli West Bank settlers, and Palestinian residents of occupied East Jerusalem.

The population registry database was managed by Hewlett-Packard Company until it split in 2015. It was managed by Hewlett Packard Enterprise between 2015 and 2017 and was transferred to DXC in 2017. Later that year, IBM won a contract to design and operate a new system for the population registry. IBM assumed responsibility for the registry in 2019.

Past Involvement in the Military and Prison Industries

DXC Technology offers a variety of technologies and services to militaries and security forces around the world. The company inherited several major military contracts from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which was consistently ranked among the top-100 arms-producing and military services companies in the world. CSC, the other company that comprises DXC Technology, divested from its government contracts in 2015, but before that time used to be a major military contractor and was also on the top-100 arms-producing and military services companies. In 2018, DXC split and formed Perspecta to handle its U.S. government contracts. Since then, its involvement in militaries and prisons is limited to projects outside the U.S.

On its UK website, DXC Technology boasts that, for 40 years (as CSC), it has provided the British Ministry of Defence with services such as “training, mission planning and logistics,” including “on the front line.” Some of its employees are deployed in military bases to provide direct support to military personnel. For example, EDS Corporation, which is now in DXC Technology, designed a mission planning system to be used in the fighter jets and helicopters of the British Royal Air Force (RAF). The company takes pride in the fact that, during the 2011 offensive on Libya, it exceeded its contractual obligations with the UK government and deployed its technicians to the bombers’ home base to provide “round-the-clock” support for the airstrike campaign.

In the U.S., DXC Technology’s largest defense contract was to manage the U.S. Navy’s intranet system, the largest intranet network in the world. This contract was renewed at least until 2018. The company is also contracted to provide a variety of IT services for the U.S. Strategic Command (Stratcom) until 2026, and its employees are stationed in its headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. This contract is now handled by Perspecta.

In the U.S. Prison industry, one of DXC Technology largest contracts is with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The company designed, implemented, and now manages the California Strategic Offender Management System, which stores and tracks information on all current and former people incarcerated by the state. This data can be used to discriminate against formerly incarcerated persons years after their release. This contract with the State of California is in effect at least until 2019.

DXC Technology has also supported mass deportations. In 2010, the HP Enterprise Services, which is now in DXC Technology, was contracted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to design and implement a system to speed up deportation processes. The system automated the process by which the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) determines the immigration status and identity of suspects through tracking warrants, jail rosters and “criminal alien tracking.” Under the “Secure Communities Initiative,” this information was shared with other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies across the U.S.

Other Controversies

In 2014, Hewlett-Packard Company pleaded guilty to felony bribery charges of its subsidiaries in Russia, Poland, and Mexico. Hewlett-Packard representatives bribed local government officials in the three countries to secure government contracts. The company was fined a total of $108 million in criminal and regulatory penalties.

Between 2003-2007, Computer Science Corporation (CSC), the legal predecessor of DXC Technology, was involved in the U.S. extraordinary rendition, secret detention, and torture program. The company was routinely contracted by the CIA to transport unlawfully detained prisoners between “black sites.” Among the cases that became public are the rendition of a falsely-imprisoned German citizen from a CIA secret prison in Afghanistan to Albania, and the rendition of three Libyan dissidents back to the Gaddafi regime in 2004.

Economic Activism Highlights
  • On April 9, 2018, Dublin City Council voted to pass a motion that boycotts all business contracts with HP Enterprise and DXC Technology.