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KOHL DEFEATS MEASURE HURTING CRAY RESEARCH & NATIONAL LABS

 KOHL DEFEATS MEASURE HURTING CRAY RESEARCH & NATIONAL LABS
 WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) today successfully defeated a measure that would have adversely affected the government's leading research facilities.
 The measure, which was part of a general procurement reform bill, would have required the U.S. National Labs to follow cumbersome, time- consuming procedures when purchasing computers, a change that also would have hurt the business of the labs' largest supercomputer contractor, Cray Research (NYSE: CYR).
 At a meeting of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, Kohl introduced legislation to strip the National Labs provision from the procurement bill. Committee members unanimously approved Kohl's legislation.
 "I am pleased that this provision is no longer part of the procurement bill," Kohl said. "Our National Labs can continue to get the advanced technology they need to do cutting-edge research and innovative computer firms like Cray Research can continue to thrive."
 "We greatly appreciate Sen. Kohl's efforts," said Lester T. Davis, Cray Research executive vice president/Chippewa Falls operations and chief technical officer. "The committee's decision to follow Sen. Kohl's advice will significantly help the DOE scientific mission. Thanks to his efforts, our nation's leading laboratories will continue to have prompt access to the world's most advanced computing tools."
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 /CONTACT: Kristy Schantz, 202-224-1882, for Sen. Kohl/
 (CYR) CO: Cray Research Inc.; Sen. Kohl ST: Minnesota; Wisconsin IN: CPR SU:


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