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Nortel Government Solutions Wins US$39 Million Award From Homeland Security


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded Nortel Government Solutions*, a U.S. company wholly owned by Nortel* [NYSE/TSX: NT], an estimated US$39 million contract to substantially increase program management support for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

This is expected to help make USCIS more flexible and cost-effective in carrying out its mandate by augmenting USCIS staff with highly-skilled program management specialists.

Nortel Government Solutions will provide program management, acquisition and administrative support services to USCIS through November 2011. This continues a relationship that began with the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) more than 20 years ago.

“Two decades of providing IT management and support services to this and other Homeland Security agencies have given us a wealth of legacy knowledge and experience that helps us to support their critical missions,” said Chuck Saffell, chief executive officer, Nortel Government Solutions. “We are very pleased USCIS has chosen to expand our supporting role with them.”

Under the new contract, Nortel Government Solutions, which recently completed a one-year support agreement with USCIS, will double to 10 the number of USCIS offices supported and more than triple to 77 the staff providing such services as procurement strategy development and execution, project planning and scheduling, and day-to-day reporting, purchasing, database management and other administrative tasks.


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