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FGM, Inc. on Winning Team for Export Control and Border Security Contract

FGM PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN DEVELOPING THE WINNING BID AS A KEY MEMBER OF THE CTP TEAM

RESTON, Va., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- FGM, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Department of State ISN/ECC has awarded Commonwealth Trading Partners (CTP) Team the Export Control & Related Border Security (EXBS) Support Services contract. CTP is one of three successful bidders chosen by the Department of State to compete on this multi-award contract. The EXBS program, supported by the ISN/ECC office, is a global program that has worked with over sixty countries to enhance international strategic trade controls and to strengthen border security capabilities. The role of the ISN/ECC is to formulate, coordinate, and strengthen U.S. nonproliferation strategic trade control assistance, including promotion of bilateral and multilateral coordination of assistance through the cooperation of foreign governments to ensure strategic trade control systems meet international standards and work to establish independent capabilities to detect, interdict, investigate, and prosecute illicit transfer of WMD, WMD-related items, and conventional arms.

Under this contract FGM will continue its long history of partnering with CTP to provide strategic trade control related information management to the U.S. and other governments, including the development and deployment of the Tracker automated licensing system for the U.S. Department of State. FGM has been the sole developer and maintainer of the Tracker system for the U.S. Department of State since 1996. Tracker is an automated cross-platform trade control and information network that permits the real-time tracking of controlled dual-use and military items by countries around the world. Deployed in 12 countries and more than 63 foreign government ministries, Tracker automates the inter-agency export/import licensing and coordination process and is used internationally to track and process export, import, and transit applications and to generate official trade control licenses.

FGM's President and CEO, Scott Gessay, said: "We're excited at the opportunity to continue to provide support to the EXBS program and its mission of international counter-proliferation through the development and implementation of the Tracker strategic trade control system. Tracker is an important program in our mission of confronting and solving the most challenging issues facing our country and the world."

Founded in 1987, FGM is an industry leader in providing innovative information technology (IT) services for the Federal government. FGM is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, with offices in Suffolk, Virginia; San Antonio, Texas; Omaha, Nebraska; Honolulu, Hawaii; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and San Diego, California. They specialize in software and systems development and integration, including Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) environments.

For more information, visit the FGM web site at www.fgm.com.

SOURCE FGM, Inc.

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