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ACCESS Appoints David E. Gardner as Chief Operating Officer
Dec 10, 2007 (10:12 AM EST)

RESTON, Va., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Access Systems, Inc. (ACCESS), an information technology (IT) solutions provider, has announced the appointment of David E. Gardner as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Mr. Gardner has full responsibility for management and control of ACCESS' day-to-day activities, and will play an important role in advancing the company's strategic business plans.

"We look forward to David's leadership and vision, and highly anticipate the tremendous impacts he will have on ACCESS' future success," said Julie S. Lee, ACCESS President and CEO. "David brings an outstanding reputation and track record to ACCESS, and I am eager to work with him to effectively manage the operational challenges we face during this period of ongoing business expansion."

During Mr. Gardner's 27-year career, he has held impacting senior leadership positions for RS Information Systems, Inc., STG, Inc., NCI Information Systems, Inc., Northrop Grumman IT, CACI, General Electric Company, and others. He is an industry-recognized, results-driven expert in building, leading, and managing successful organizations that have ranked amongst the top of industry achievers in government IT services. He has wide- ranging expertise in operations management and business development in both services and products markets. Mr. Gardner specializes in structuring an organization's business plans and approach to enact growth organically and through merger and acquisition. He has extensive experience in successfully leading small, mid-tier, and large business organizations.

"ACCESS has consistently demonstrated itself to be an innovative contributor to the government IT market, with award-winning solutions, strong customer and market focus, and high-profile industry recognition," said Gardner. "It's an honor and a privilege to be associated with the talent and commitment at ACCESS, and I look forward to expanding its footprint in the government IT market."

Mr. Gardner has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, and an MBA in Finance/MIS from The .

About Access Systems

ACCESS employs over 350 employees in 10 states and the District of Columbia to provide IT services, management solutions, and technical support to federal clients in 11 cabinet-level Departments and several independent agencies. ACCESS' core competencies cover all areas of enterprise, technical, and programmatic support. ACCESS is certified by the SBA as an 8(a), small disadvantaged, minority, woman-owned company. ACCESS is a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) rated and ISO 9001:2000 certified company. Visit ACCESS' website at .

For more information contact:

Jenifer Kubitz at (703) 464-6958

CONTACT: Jenifer Kubitz of Access Systems, +1-703-464-6958,

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