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Construction Specifications Canada (CSC)

A nonprofit organization devoted to the standardization of construction documents in Canada; used in both the private and public sectors. The MasterFormat has been adopted as the basis for a numbering and titling system for the Canadian National Master Specification (NMS). Head office: 120 Carlton St., Toronto ON M5A 4K2, Canada.


(1) (Card Security Code) A three-digit or four-digit number printed on the front or back of credit cards for security purposes. Called "Card Verification Value" (CVV) by Visa, "Card Validation Code" (CVC) by MasterCard and "Card Identification (CID) by American Express and Discover, the number is requested by merchants to ensure that people actually have the card in their possession. The CSC is also written into the magnetic stripe.

(2) (Common Short Codes) See short code.

(3) (Compact System Camera) See mirrorless camera.
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CSC estimates the value of the contract, which has an initial term of five years with two five-year options, to be $500 million over a 15-year period.
Andrew's understanding of the complex business environment that makes Asia unique, and his distinct perspective and experience having lived and worked there for the past decade, positions him well to continue the excellent progress CSC has made within this theatre.
As the official IT partner of the Tour de France, CSC has developed a multi-language "Live Tracker," an online service that provides live, interactive coverage of each stage of the race 24 hours a day, in five languages.
CSC says it will offer employment of all government employees affected by the LOGMOD award.
The goal of the BIS Center of Excellence is to help border and immigration management agencies create safer borders and facilitate efficient movement of people, while simultaneously enhancing measures to detect and prevent unauthorized or illegitimate activities," said Timothy Ruggles, director of the CSC BIS Center of Excellence.
Eight champion members of Team CSC are competing in the Wachovia Cycling Series, including Jakob Piil, Geert Van Bondt, Julian Dean, Thomas Bruun Eriksen, Tristan Hoffman, Jimmi Madsen, Lars Michaelsen and Andrea Tafi.
Embracing CSC's core business values of innovation and technical excellence, Team CSC consistently exhibits the essence of quality and professionalism that has typified the IT services giant for more than 40 years.
Significant benefits will accrue to the CSC sales organization of more than 300 professionals, including access to the WESCO National Distribution Network and numerous Fortune 500 strategic customer relationships.
CSC can work productively with customers in banking, insurance, healthcare, and government to design workflow and imaging solutions tailored to meet their business requirements.
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However, Fitch will place the ratings of CVC and CSC on Rating Watch Negative or possibly downgrade both entities if it appears unlikely (in the absence of any extension of the waiver of default) that the company will deliver all required financial information to the revolver and term A lenders within the cure period or if the required term B lenders or CVC or CSC bondholders provide CVC or CSC with a notice of default.