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IRE'S 'ATLAS' ENCRYPTION ALGORITHM CHOSEN BY GOVERNMENT OF SINGAPORE

 BALTIMORE, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Resource Engineering, Inc. (NASDAQ: IREG) today announced that the company's proprietary encryption algorithm known as ATLAS, has been chosen to protect computer networks used by the government of Singapore.
 The initial installation of IRE products will support the Ministry of Home Affairs, the government agency responsible for internal security and police activities in Singapore. Additional government installations are expected in Singapore which today employs one of the most advanced computer and communications systems in the world.
 ATLAS was developed by IRE to serve those international markets and applications where the company is precluded from selling its DES- based products due to government regulations. In commenting on the award, Anthony A. Caputo, IRE's chairman and CEO, stated, "ATLAS has been approved for export by the United States government and also approved for internal use by computer security experts at foreign governments including the Singapore government." Foreign governments which choose ATLAS to protect their important data communications and are able to gain security, ease of use and central control similar in nature to IRE Network Security Systems sold in the United States. Heretofore, exportable encryption algorithms have been severely restricted in capabilities as compared to systems sold in the United States.
 IRE Company Background
 Information Resource Engineering, Inc., provides technologically advanced, cost-efficient Network Security Products. IRE products use the Data Encryption Standard (DES), which is the preferred encryption algorithm for private industry and government applications. IRE systems are installed at a number of major organizations including AT&T Communications, Citibank N.A., Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, the U.S. Treasury Department and Computer Sciences Corporation.
 The Atlas Algorithm
 The ATLAS Encryption Algorithm converts clear data using a complex, non-linear substitution-permutation cipher. This cipher function performs repeated block substitution and transposition under a schedule of key permutations. Encryption using the ATLAS algorithm does not expand the clear data. Therefore, encrypted data is transmitted at the same data rate as clear data. Further, application of the ATLAS algorithm to repeated clear data results in different encrypted output. The ATLAS algorithm is self- synchronizing.
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 /CONTACT: Roberta Bowersox of Information Resource Engineering, 410-931-7500/
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