Corvis announces formation of Government Solutions subsidiary

October 7, 2002-- Corvis, a provider of intelligent optical networking solutions, today announced that it has established a subsidiary, Corvis Government Solutions, Inc. (CGSI), to provide optical networking solutions and services to the federal marketplace.

October 7, 2002-- Corvis, a provider of intelligent optical networking solutions, today announced that it has established a subsidiary, Corvis Government Solutions, Inc. (CGSI), to provide optical networking solutions and services to the federal marketplace. CGSI has formed a Technical Advisory Board, comprised of defense and intelligence experts from the public and private sectors, and has made an initial sale to the U.S. government for its next generation optical networking products. Details of the agreement were not disclosed.

"As the largest bandwidth user in the world, the U.S. government represents an important and growing market for Corvis," said Kim D. Larsen, president of the Government Solutions subsidiary and senior vice president of business development at Corvis. "We
plan to leverage the telecommunications systems expertise of our Technical Advisory Board members as we pursue this new business opportunity."

Members of the Corvis Government Solutions Technical Advisory Board include:

• Art Money, the former assistant secretary of defense, command, control, communications and intelligence (C3I) and chief information officer of the Department of Defense;

• Dr. Tom Hartwick, a former executive of Hughes Aircraft Company and TRW, with more than 40 years of research and development, technology transfer/insertion, and mainstream government business experience supporting all segments of the U. S. government; and

• Don Walker, brigadier general, U.S. Air Force (RET), with 29 years of experience in leading major Department of Defense and intelligence community systems acquisitions.

"As members of the Technical Advisory Board, we look forward to working together to help support the U.S. government's next-generation communications needs," said Art Money. "We believe Corvis will be an excellent partner for the U.S. government as it plans to upgrade its telecommunications systems and deploy all-optical networks that meet its stringent security, reliability and cost requirements."

CGSI was launched earlier this year with the appointment of John R. McGowan to the position of vice president, Government Solutions. Mr. McGowan has held key senior management positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories, AT&T Defense Markets, Lucent Government Solutions and served as the founder and vice president of Qwest Government Systems. David Smith, Corvis vice president of engineering, is leading efforts to apply and adapt Corvis' networking solutions and optical networking technology to meet the needs of the U.S. government. For more information, please visit www.corvis.com.


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