USAF Selects PureEdge To Provide Secure XML Information Management Tools

PureEdge Awarded $6.67 Million Multi-Year Contract To Modernize e-forms

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA — 11/18/2002 — PureEdge Solutions Inc., the leading provider of secure XML-based e-forms, announced today it has been awarded the contract to transform existing static e-forms to an interactive process based on current e-business models for the United States Air Force. Under the terms of the deal, the Air Force will convert approximately 15,000 e-forms utilized by more than 700,000 end users, to PureEdge e-forms.

The approximately $6.67 million deal was awarded to PureEdge (a subcontractor) by GSA Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) on behalf of its Air Force client, following a series of operational tests at 12 Air Force bases worldwide in mid-May. The Air Force will use PureEdge’s secure Internet Commerce Systemâ„? (ICS) to power the millions of e-form transactions made each year. The e-form modernization project is part of the Air Force’s content management program and is aimed at significantly reducing the time and effort required for all Air Force personnel to access, fill and process form-based content.

“This advancement in technology presents the Air Force with the opportunity to redefine our business processes, while enabling existing Air Force infrastructures to tap into its information management capabilities,” said Carolyn Watkins-Taylor, Director of U.S. Air Force Departmental Publishing Office. “This transition provides exciting benefits to Air Force systems worldwide, but more importantly it will increase the level of support we can provide to the men and women of the United States Air Force. This has been and continues to be our primary goal.”

PureEdge e-forms are based on open XML standards and provide users with the ability to digitally sign documents, use ad hoc routing, move data in and out of other systems, and store all elements of a transaction in one secure file, including presentation.

“Our approach for this project focuses on user interaction and content management,” said David Sprenkle, President, Enterprise Information Management, the systems integrators on the project. “The application of XML-based technology to enterprise-wide Air Force forms will significantly improve service to the warfighter through ease of use, enhanced management capabilities and streamlined processing of forms and content.”

“We are very happy to be playing a significant role in this modernization initiative,” said Brian Nutt, COO, PureEdge Solutions. “Government departments and agencies now recognize the need for e-forms that are intelligent, secure and XML-based. The Air Force’s commitment to our technology for a project of this magnitude validates our strategy of delivering secure, automated, standards-based e-business processes. It speaks to the power of our software to decrease the costs of both creating and managing e-forms.”

About PureEdge
PureEdge Solutions is the leading provider of secure XML e-forms solutions for governments and regulated industries. The PureEdge Internet Commerce System(tm) (ICS) enables businesses to create, capture, process and archive secure XML e-forms, and integrate them seamlessly with infrastructure and legacy systems. By moving valuable business forms to the web, PureEdge helps government and business organizations including the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), JPMorgan Chase and the U.S. Department of Defense, to save money and reduce paperwork, ensure their applications are secure, and extend their e-business systems to employees, customers and partners.

For more information, visit www.pureedge.com or 1-888-517-2675. (c) 2002. PureEdge Solutions. PureEdge, the PureEdge logo and Internet Commerce System (ICS) are trademarks of PureEdge Solutions. All other names referenced are registered or unregistered trademarks of their respective trademark holders.




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