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Nortel Government Solutions Chosen For National Intitutes Of Health Program


WASHINGTON – Nortel Government Solutions*, a U.S. company wholly owned by Nortel* [NYSE/TSX: NT], has been chosen to lead the software development team for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Electronic Research Administration (eRA) program through 2008 under an estimated US$9 million agreement.

The eRA is the NIH infrastructure that provides secure receipt, review and administration of electronic grants. Used by more than 7,300 research institutions worldwide, the eRA provides full grant life-cycle support from initiative management through receipt, referral, review, award, fiscal administration, reporting and closeout.

NIH established the eRA in 1999 in response to the Government Paperwork Elimination Act, which required federal agencies to make transactions electronic, when practical, by October 2003.

Nortel Government Solutions, which has supported the eRA program since 2003, is teaming with Northrop Grumman and Booz Allen Hamilton to provide systems development, maintenance, implementation and other IT services under the new award.

“Being chosen to lead this team is testament to our strong performance on the eRA program over the past four years,” said Chuck Saffell, chief executive officer, Nortel Government Solutions. “We remain committed to providing NIH with the innovative and effective IT services necessary for the continued growth and success of this program.”

All work will be performed at the NIH eRA program offices in Bethesda, Maryland.


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