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STERLING SOFTWARE DIVISION AWARDED FEDERAL CONTRACT

 STERLING SOFTWARE DIVISION AWARDED FEDERAL CONTRACT
 DALLAS, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Sterling Software, Inc. (NYSE: SSW)


said its Intelligence and Military Division (IMD), headquartered in Bellevue, Neb., has been awarded a new contract valued at an estimated life cycle cost of approximately $29 million to provide operations and maintenance and technical services support to the Air Force Global Weather Central (AFGWC), Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. AFGWC is part of Air Weather Service and operates the largest weather processing center in the Air Force on a 365 day-a-year and 24 hour-per-day basis. This contract, awarded by the 375 Contracting Squadron, Specialized Contracting Branch, 375 CONS/LGCA, covers a 56 month period with performance beginning Feb. 1, 1992.
 The objective of the program is to provide hardware and software maintenance to AFGWC to support Site III, UPS and the Satellite Data Handling System (SDHS). Site III is the primary input/output, switching, patching and data routing network for the ingestion of satellite meteorological data at AFGWC. UPS is the primary stable power supply system for AFGWC as well as emergency battery and backup electrical supply in case of commercial power loss. The SDHS is a man-machine interactive weather graphics and imagery system that consists of hardware and software components which generate weather products using both automated and interactive graphic techniques.
 The engineering and support activities will be performed at the AFGWC location and Sterling Software IMD Headquarters located in Bellevue, Neb. IMD is a division of Sterling's Federal Systems Group. Sterling will be assisted on the effort by a subcontractor team comprised of Grumman Systems Support Division, Network Systems and Command Technologies Inc.
 Sterling Software, headquartered in Dallas, specializes in EDI, systems software and in professional services to the U.S. government.
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 /CONTACT: Betty Feezor, 214-891-8600, or Gene Konopik, 402-291-8300, both of Sterling Software/
 (SSW) CO: Sterling Software, Inc. ST: Texas, Nebraska IN: CPR SU: CON SM -- NY088 -- 0688 02/19/92 17:52 EST
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