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Innovative Governmental Consulting Group Is Led by Roy Cales, Former Florida CIO

Washington, D.C. — June 10, 2008 — NSI, a Washington, D.C. based government and business consulting firm, announced today it has appointed Roy Cales, former CIO of the State of Florida, as Managing Director of NSI’s Technology Sector Practice.

“Roy is a nationally recognized veteran in the technology industry, and he brings an invaluable reputation as a leader in the use of technology as a strategic asset within government,” said Al Gordon, CEO of NSI. “With the IT spending forecast for state and local governments over $51 billion for 2008, our team of experts bring a triad of public, corporate and IT sector experience, giving our clients a significant advantage in targeting and maneuvering within the governmental marketplace to capture this business. We are thrilled to add Roy to lead our Technology Sector initiatives.”

Cales was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush as Florida’s first State CIO in 1999, where he was responsible for all technology initiatives in each of the state’s executive agencies with a total annual spend of over $2 billion. Under his direction, Roy launched the State Technology Office, a statewide regulatory agency which established a global approach today’s technology sector, implemented the state’s largest public-private partnership via the outsourcing of the Law Enforcement Radio System, and led the operations of twenty data centers. Following this post, he served as CEO of On-Point Consulting.

Former CIO of New York City and Vice President of Public Sector Services for Computer Associates (CA), Gino Menchini said, “NSI’s impressive knowledge and ability to help their clients succeed in the state and local government space is stellar. The team’s broad scope of industry expertise and innovative solutions helped us to improve our State, Local, and Education (SLED) account planning process and will result in improved sales. With their help we are more effectively managing our Government Strategist program. Roy’s vision, leadership and team at NSI will maximize our presence in the sector and allow us to sustain high performance growth.”

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