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PARAMAX ANNOUNCES CARDS PHASE III AWARD

 MCLEAN, Va., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramax, a wholly owned subsidiary of Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS), announced today that it has been awarded a $2.5 million contract modification by the U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Command to continue the Central Archive for Reusable Defense Software (CARDS) program. This is the third phase of a multi-phase project that began in June 1991 and will continue through March 1994. The anticipated value of the program through March 1994 exceeds $20 million.
 The CARDS program is a result of the Department of Defense (DOD) authorization for the U.S. Air Force to create a program to establish software reuse processes and support specific applications. The program is structured around the key elements of the DOD software reuse vision and strategy: "to drive the DOD software community from its current 'reinvent the software' cycle to a process-driven, domain-specific, architecture-centric, library-based way of constructing software." Within this vision, planned reuse becomes an essential fact of each phase of the software development life cycle.
 The four main goals of the CARDS program are:
 -- Produce, document, and propagate techniques and processes to enable domain-specific reuse throughout the DOD and its support contractors across various domains.
 -- Develop a franchise plan that provides a blueprint for institutionalizing domain-specific, library-assisted reuse techniques and processes throughout the DOD.
 -- Implement the franchise plan and provide a tailored set of services to support reuse.
 -- Support franchisees to develop and operate model-based, domain-specific library systems and necessary tools.
 The CARDS Program is being developed by a team of eight organizations working toward one common goal. Paramax is the prime contractor, through its Information Systems division in Reston, Va., with the CARDS organization located in Fairmont, W.Va. Subcontractors include: DSD Laboratories, Inc., Sudbury, Mass.; Electronic Warfare Associates, Inc. (EWA), Vienna, Va.; HGO Technology, Inc., Wheeling, W.Va.; and Valley Forge Engineering Center (Paramax), Paoli, Pa. Subcontractors to EWA include: Azimuth, Inc., Galaxy Global Corporation, DN American, Inc., and Strictly Business, Inc., all of West Virginia.
 Lorraine Martin, the Paramax program manager, stated: "This award builds upon the same team that has successfully brought CARDS this far. The challenges of CARDS Phase III are many, but our diverse and talented team looks forward to the task. We are excited by the capabilities of all CARDS team members. The West Virginia small businesses add a special and valuable dynamic element to the team."
 The CARDS current Command Center Library can be used to satisfy future requirements for both fixed and rapid-deployable Command Centers. The CARDS Command Center Library, a network of Sun Microsystems Inc. Sparcstations running SunOS, is located in Fairmont, W.Va., and is accessible from the Internet communications network. The search engine is the Reusable Library Framework (RLF) written by Paramax.
 Phase III is oriented around a franchising concept. The CARDS team will actively work with various organizations in implementing reuse adoption strategies. Using guidelines and techniques established in the earlier phases of CARDS, the team will assist franchises in creating their own reuse capability. CARDS will validate its progress during this phase by franchising, developing a library that supports a new domain, and continuing expansion in assets and services in the current library.
 Paramax Systems Corporation, headquartered in McLean, is a $2 billion information systems company with more than 15,000 employees. A subsidiary of Unisys Corporation, Blue Bell, Pa., Paramax is an experienced leader in providing advanced integrated systems, electronic products and related professional services for civil and defense agencies in the United States, Canada and nations worldwide.
 Unisys Corporation is a leading information systems company with 60,000 customers in more than 100 countries. The company is a leading provider of commercial information systems, defense systems and related services.
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 /CONTACT: Laura N. Overstreet, 703-620-7932, or James F. Grathwohl, 703-847-3350, both of Paramax Systems/
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