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ICGS Announces Contract to Sigmon Group to Support Coast Guard Deepwater Program

Integrated Coast Guard Systems announced today a contract approaching $2 million to Sigmon Group LLC for consulting services supporting the Coast Guard's Deepwater program.

"This capability brought by Sigmon Group is very important to assist the Coast Guard to streamline systems and processes and to continually support those missions which are vital to homeland security, to enable the Coast Guard to minimize threats posed from the sea," said Paul Ecker, President of ICGS.

Sigmon will provide systems engineering integration services related to business process re-engineering: providing business process mapping, facilitating process analysis in partnership with ICGS and the Coast Guard, and providing recommendations to maximize system efficiencies and minimize risk. In general, Sigmon specializes in analyzing existing processes and systems, including crew training, equipment maintenance and command, control, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) integration. These capabilities will assist the Coast Guard to more effectively pursue their wide-ranging missions that protect and enforce maritime safety and security.

"The tremendous importance of homeland security and the critical role the Coast Guard is playing makes our support role both professionally challenging and worthwhile," said Kennis Sigmon, President. Sigmon Group is a limited liability partnership headquartered in Norfolk, VA. They are a small business and veteran-owned. They employ approximately 100 people.

Sigmon has been awarded a subcontract from Lockheed Martin, Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems, who is a prime contractor to ICGS. The work will be performed in Norfolk, VA, Rosslyn, VA, Moorestown, NJ and at various locations (Coast Guard facilities) throughout the country.

The Coast Guard's Integrated Deepwater System is a critical multi-year program to modernize and replace aging ships and aircraft, and improve command and control and logistics systems. It is the largest acquisition in the history of the Coast Guard. In June 2002, the Coast Guard awarded the Deepwater contract to Integrated Coast Guard Systems, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.

  Margaret Mitchell-Jones:  517-218-3352; cell: 202-550-8746;
  Communications Director, Integrated Coast Guard Systems

For additional information on Integrated Coast Guard Systems, visit: http://www.icgsdeepwater.com/

For information on Northrop Grumman Corporation, visit: http://www.northropgrumman.com/

For information on Lockheed Martin Corporation, visit: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/

SOURCE: Integrated Coast Guard Systems

CONTACT: Margaret Mitchell-Jones, Communications Director, Integrated
Coast Guard Systems, +1-517-218-3352, or cell, +1-202-550-8746, or