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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 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 Executive Committee on Procurement Reforms, and Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services.

"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 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, 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. Please visit AverStar's Website at www.averstar.com.
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