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Avineon Expands Leadership Team to Support Internal Revenue Service Contract
Oct 02, 2007 (08:10 AM EDT)


ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Avineon, Inc., a leading provider of information technology (IT) services in the federal sector, announced today the appointment of Neale Bird as program manager of the company's Total Information Processing Support Services (TIPSS-3) contract supporting the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Bird will also serve as the primary resource leading Avineon's IRS business development initiatives. He will drive Avineon's strategic relationships and partnerships with other IT companies in delivering high-quality and cost-effective services to help the IRS meet its strategic goals.

"Avineon has supported the IRS in leveraging new technologies and best practices to meet its objectives to modernize business practices, develop meaningful performance measures and consolidate aging systems," stated Karlu Rambhala, president and CEO of Avineon. "With Neale's appointment, we look forward to continuing to build upon the outstanding reputation Avineon has earned at the IRS through our innovative ideas and solutions."

Bird has more than 17 years of successful business development experience across all phases of government business capture management. Most recently, he served as director of civilian programs for Pragmatics, Inc. where he was responsible for new business development and strategy. Bird, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), has held a number of management positions throughout his career at companies including Communication Technologies, Inc., Viaken Systems (acquired by Apex Digital Systems), Janssen Pharmaceutica and Marriott.

"I look forward to working with the Avineon team and bridging my previous expertise in capture and win strategies, management and strategic planning to aggressively expand our presence in the federal marketplace," stated Bird.

Since 1999, Avineon has delivered high-quality IT services to the Department of the Treasury including legacy system migration, web-based development and a range of information and network security functions. Avineon is one of six small businesses awarded a TIPSS-3 contract and is one of only two small businesses qualified to offer services in all three functional areas: Information System Services (ISS), System Security Services (SSS) and Strategic Business Services (SBS).

About Avineon

Avineon, a CMMI Maturity Level 3 and ISO 9001:2000 registered company, is a diversified high technology company that provides information technology (IT), geospatial, engineering and program management services. With headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, and offices in Alabama, Florida, Indiana and Virginia, Avineon also maintains subsidiaries in Europe and India. For additional information please visit www.avineon.com .

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