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Apptis Appoints Robert B. Dickson Senior VP For Strategic Initiatives.

CHANTILLY, Va. -- Apptis, Inc. announced today that Robert B. Dickson has been appointed Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives. Dickson will lead efforts to enhance client relations and service delivery with emphasis in the national security area. He will also oversee performance-based management initiatives in support of all sectors of company operations, and will represent Apptis, Inc. throughout the federal community.

"We are extremely pleased that Bob Dickson has joined Apptis Inc., as we continue to build our leadership team with an overall objective of increasing our role as a quality service provider in the federal sector," said Steve Baldwin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Apptis. "Bob brings extensive experience in supporting national security programs, as well as leadership in the federal acquisitions and information technology communities. Each of these areas is critical to our strategy for corporate growth."

Dickson joins Apptis from Maxim Associates LLC, a consulting and research company he founded to provide service to business clients in the federal market. He also served as vice president, Acquisition Solutions Inc.

"I'm delighted to join the Apptis Team," said Dickson. "The company has established a reputation for quality, customer focus and innovative approaches in a broad range of government and commercial settings. These attributes are critical for driving future success."

Dickson retired from the Senior Executive Service at the U.S. Department of State, where he served both as executive director and director of acquisitions. His awards include a Presidential Rank Award, Secretary of State Career Achievement Award and the Department of State Superior Honor Award.

During his federal career Dickson served on the Government Information Technology Executive Council (GITEC) board of directors and the National Contract Management Association board of advisors. GITEC recognized him with its Outstanding Champion Award. He Co-chaired the Industry Advisory Council's (IAC) Executive Leadership Conference and received IAC's Outstanding Federal Contributor Award. Dickson has also been recognized as one of Federal Computer Week's FED 100.

A graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in political science, he also received a masters degree in business administration from Marymount University. He spent an academic year in residence at the Foreign Service Institute's senior seminar in foreign policy.

An Army veteran of service in Vietnam and Germany, he retired as a colonel, USAR. His military awards include the Legion of Merit.

About Apptis, Inc.

For more than two decades, Apptis has been providing IT solutions and services to government and industry. Applying leading technologies to diverse needs, Apptis delivers inspiring solutions that are agile, trusted and business-aligned for optimized performance. The company's robust enterprise-wide capabilities include Managed IT Solutions, Enterprise Support Services, Network Engineering and Convergence, Software Engineering and Development, IT Security, and Business Process Outsourcing. The company values integrity and partnership, encouraging its knowledgeable, ethical and flexible professionals to build strong collaborative relationships with customers. Apptis is privately held with headquarters in Chantilly, Va. 2004 gross revenues exceeded $600 million.
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