AT&T Announces $20 Million for Nationwide Software Architecture Systems Project for the United States Postal Service

Vienna, Virginia, January 16, 2008

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced that the AT&T Government Solutions business unit was awarded a task order worth up to $20 million to provide Software Engineering services for software verification and validation of United States Postal Service (USPS) automated mail-processing and sorting systems.

AT&T software engineering expert teams will test USPS systems nationwide that help process billions of mail pieces every year. AT&T will assist the USPS to drive continued implementation of standardized software development life-cycle processes and procedures across the USPS Engineering organization.

Under the terms of the contract, AT&T will use its Software Engineering services and IT expertise to provide software and documentation Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), software-configuration management (SCM) and other required services to the USPS Engineering Software Process Management (SPM) group.

The SPM group supports the USPS and Engineering by focusing on continuously providing the necessary high-quality and reliable software required by USPS automated mail-processing and sorting systems.

"When you deliver 200 billion-plus pieces of mail a year, a sound approach to enhancing your software architecture is a key to generating efficiencies," said John R. Klebonis, Jr., vice president-Professional Services, AT&T. "AT&T's software engineering expertise, combined with our knowledge-driven and CMMI-rated expert teams, helps USPS ensure the development of their systems and provides it with the extra quality assurance it needs."

AT&T's Software Engineering services that it will execute for the USPS automated mail-processing and sorting systems recently received the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Maturity Level 3 rating in all 21 process areas. The CMMI rating covered AT&T's systems and software development, integrated process and product development, and supplier sourcing.

The task order is up to two years, with three one-year options. The task order was awarded under the Integrated Business System Solutions Ordering Agreement (IBSS OA) contract.

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