A US multinational IT company that was previously involved in multiple projects of the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
DXC Technology Co 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).
In 2018, DXC spun off its U.S. government operations as a new company called Perspecta, which was later acquired by private equity–backed security and technology company Peraton. In 2022, DXC sold its Israeli IT business to Ness, a subsidiary of the Israeli company Hilan Group.
As a result of these divestments, all of the business activities below are no longer associated with DXC Technology. The information is kept here for historical reference only.
Past Operations in Illegal Settlements and Facilitating Home Demolitions
DXC Technology had 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 relocated the center in 2012 to a new building located on the outskirts of the settlement and shared with Malam Team and Citybook Services. Between 2015 and 2017, the R&D center was operated by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and from 2017 onward it belonged to DXC Technology. Following the 2022 acquisition by Ness, the center is no longer operated by DXC.
In addition, the company has been involved in home demolitions of Palestinians. The Israeli Civil Administration, the government agency that oversees civilian aspects of the Israeli occupation in the West Bank, hired DXC to support the creation of a new computerized system for tracking 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. As part of this project, DXC personnel were stationed at the Civil Administration headquarters at a military base in the illegal settlement of Beit El. Following the 2022 acquisition by Ness, DXC is no longer involved in these activities.
Past Management of Israel's Discriminatory Population Registry
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 an ID card, which indicates their ethnicity and religion, at all times. This information is regularly used by the Israeli authorities 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. These ID cards mark ethnicity and religion information from the Aviv and Arbel systems.
The 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, Prison, and Border Industries
DXC Technology offered 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; it was previously a major military contractor, raking among the world's 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 the military and prison industries is limited to projects outside of the U.S.
DXC Technology's largest military contract was managing the U.S. Navy's intranet system, the largest intranet network in the world. This contract was initially awarded to Hewlett-Packard Company in 2013 and was subsequently transferred to DXC in 2017. The company was also contracted to provide a variety of IT services for the U.S. Strategic Command (Stratcom), and its employees were stationed for that purpose at Offutt Air Force Base. Both activities were transferred to Perspecta along with all other DXC public sector contracts.
As of 2021, DXC is still a major IT contractor of the British military. CSC, one of the companies that formed DXC, has provided the British Ministry of Defence with training, mission planning, and logistics services for decades, including "on the front line." EDS Corporation, another DXC predecessor, designed a mission planning system to be used in the British Royal Air Force's fighter jets and helicopters. During the 2011 offensive against Libya, the company exceeded its contractual obligations with the U.K. government and deployed its technicians to the bombers' home base in order to provide support for the airstrike campaign.
Within the U.S. prison industry, one of DXC's largest contracts was with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The company designed and managed California's Offender Management System, which stores and tracks information on all currently and formerly incarcerated individuals in the state. This contract was also transferred to Perspecta in 2018.
DXC Technology has also supported mass deportations. In 2010, HP Enterprise Services, which later became DXC Technology, was contracted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to design and implement a system for speeding up deportation processes. The system automated the process by which Immigration and Customs Enforcement determines the immigration status and identity of individuals through tracking warrants, jail rosters, and "criminal alien" information. Under the "Secure Communities Initiative," this information was shared with other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies across the U.S.