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AverStar Names Mary Ann Gilleece to Board of Directors.



BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 17, 1998--AverStar, Inc. today announced the appointment of Mary Ann Gilleece to its board of directors. Gilleece is a partner at the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of Manatt, Phelps and Philips, where she counsels domestic and foreign corporations on issues related to legislative, government contract and regulatory matters.

Through positions as a senior official in the U.S. government, Gilleece led efforts to improve government procurement Government procurement, also called public tendering, is the procurement of goods and services on behalf of a public authority, such as a government agency. With 10 to 15% of GDP in developed countries, and up to 20% in developing countries, government procurement accounts  and acquisition processes. She has served as such as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, a member of the Department of Defense's Joint Contract Administration Coordinating Council, representative for the Department of Defense on the OMB OMB
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 Executive Committee on Procurement The fancy word for "purchasing." The procurement department within an organization manages all the major purchases.  Reforms, and Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services The Constitution authorizes Congress to raise, support, and regulate armed services for the national defense. The President of the United States is commander in chief of all the branches of the services and has ultimate control over most military matters. .

"The company is pleased to have Mary Ann on the board of directors," said Michael B. Alexander, AverStar's chairman and chief executive officer. "She has a long history of working with corporations and the government to resolve issues and effect positive change in national policy. Her knowledge specifically relates to a large portion of AverStar's business, making her an ideal choice and a tremendous asset to AverStar."

Gilleece sits on the National Board of Trustees board of trustees Politics The posse of thugs who oversee an institution's administration. See Board of directors.  of the National Defense Industrial Association, the Board of Advisors of the National Contract Management Association, is vice chair of the Legislative Coordinating Committee of the Section of Public Contract Law of the American Bar Association American Bar Association (ABA), voluntary organization of lawyers admitted to the bar of any state. Founded (1878) largely through the efforts of the Connecticut Bar Association, it is devoted to improving the administration of justice, seeking uniformity of law , and is an honorary lifetime member of Women in Defense. About AverStar, Inc.

AverStar creates and validates exceptional software and solutions for the critical systems of government and commercial customers. The 1200-employee company delivers high-quality, reliable products and services for civil government, aerospace, defense and corporate customers. AverStar headquarters are located at 23 Fourth Avenue, Burlington, Mass., 01803, with 30 offices throughout the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. . Please visit AverStar's Website at www.averstar.com.
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