[April 13, 2006]

Pearson Analytic Solutions Selected to Create Enterprise Business Modernization System For Defense Information Systems Agency

(Comtex Business Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)ARLINGTON, Va., Apr 13, 2006 (U.S. Newswire via COMTEX) --Pearson Analytic Solutions (formerly KEI Pearson), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pearson Government Solutions, was awarded a $22.8 million contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to create an Enterprise Business Modernization (EBM) System. The new system will allow DISA to better manage its procurement lifecycle, allowing efficient, integrated "one-stop shopping" for DISA's Procurement and Logistics/Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (PL/DITCO).

Pearson Analytic Solutions will lead a team of five subcontractors to provide technical assistance, project management and business process analysis and support. Together, the team will be responsible for the design, development, integration and implementation of the EBM system. Over the projected seven year term, the Pearson Analytic Solutions team will work in the Washington, D.C. area, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., and at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. When fully deployed, the system will be accessible around the world.

"After a rigorous evaluation, we are extremely proud that DISA placed their trust in Pearson Analytic Solutions for this critical project. This project highlights our ability to integrate software and hardware technology with human resources to deliver a complete solution meeting our customer's needs," stated Allen Shay, president and CEO, Pearson Analytic Solutions. "EBM is a natural expansion of our growing work in the defense and intelligence communities."

PL/DITCO procures global, net-centric telecommunications and commercial IT services and equipment required by DoD components and other U.S. Government agencies. PL/DITCO employs about 300 contracting personnel who establish and administer contracts valued at more than $3.0 billion in financial transactions annually, supporting buyers through innovative contracting and acquisition logistics.

EBM, an eProcurement system making maximum use of Commercial-Off- the-Shelf (COTS) software, addresses all of PL/DITCO??s requirements: Buyer Management, Order Management, Data Management and Reporting, Workflow and Document Management, Systems Administration, Infrastructure Management, Information Security and Interface Management.

The Pearson Analytic Solutions team consists of: Appian Corporation, a privately held business process management software and professional services firm; BEA Systems, Inc., a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software; Oberon Associates, Inc., an information technology services company; SRA International, Inc., a consulting services and information technology firm offering requirements validation, testing, and evaluation, and The Newberry Group, Inc., an information technology and systems consulting firm providing systems administration, security, and support.


About Pearson Analytic Solutions, Inc.

Pearson Analytic Solutions, Inc. formerly known as KEI Pearson and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pearson Government Solutions, is a nationally recognized federal sector Knowledge Management and Education and Training company that adds value to client business and technology investments. Since 1989, Pearson Analytic Solutions has demonstrated a track record of success and growth as a tested and proven supplier of Federal Government focused Information Technology and Training. Pearson Analytic Solutions is an award winning systems integrator; technical training and certification; E- Learning; and education systems developer. More information on Pearson Analytic Solutions' Knowledge Management and Education and Training offerings can be found at

About Pearson Government Solutions

With over 5,500 employees worldwide, Pearson Government Solutions, Arlington, Va., serves the U.S. federal, state and local and international governments; higher education institutions and student financial aid entities. The company designs, builds, and operates solutions that optimize the performance of public sector entities in delivering information, benefits, and services to their constituents. Clients include the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Justice, Labor, and Veterans Affairs; the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Pearson Government Solutions is a business of Pearson, the international publishing, education and professional company, includes the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.

Eileen Rivera, 703-284-567

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