NCI, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCIT), a leading provider of information technology (IT), engineering, logistics, professional services, and solutions to U.S. Federal Government agencies, announced today that it has been awarded the ARES competitive task order under its Air Force Network Centric Solutions (NETCENTS) contract. Under this task order, NCI will provide engineering and subject matter expert implementation support services for critical programs within the Air Force Electronic Systems Center’s AFNet Support Branch. This 22-month task order represents new work for NCI with an award value of approximately $23 million. The ARES task order provides technical and subject matter expertise across 13 separate support areas, including: Engineering Services Support across the AFNet enterprise, Vulnerability Lifecycle Management System (VLMS) Integration and Operational Support, and AFNet Situational Awareness Operational & Engineering Support. NCI’s engineers and subject matter experts will provide mission-critical support at 15 key Air Force locations including: Hanscom AFB; the 33 rd Network Warfare Squadron and 624th Operations Center at Lackland AFB; the 26th Network Operations Squadron at Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex; and the Integrated Network Operations and Security Centers (I-NOSCs) located at Langley AFB, Peterson AFB, Joint Base Hickam; and Ramstein AFB in Germany. “NCI is pleased to have been awarded the ARES task order as it further builds upon our partnership with the Air Force. While remaining agile and responsive to rapidly changing requirements, our personnel will play key roles assisting the Air Force in evolving the AFNet enterprise to meet today’s challenging missions. NCI is pleased to support this effort with highly-qualified engineers and subject matter experts that meet the most rigorous technical certification requirements to sustain the Air Forces’ Cyber Warriors,” said NCI’s Chief Executive Officer, Charles Narang. About NCI, Inc.: NCI is a leading provider of information technology (IT), engineering, logistics, and professional services and solutions to U.S. Federal Government agencies. We have ISO 9001:2008 and other industry-leading and globally recognized certifications. NCI’s award-winning expertise encompasses areas critical to its customers’ mission objectives, including enterprise systems management; network engineering; cybersecurity and information assurance; software development and systems engineering; program management, acquisition, and lifecycle support; engineering and logistics; health IT and informatics; and training and simulation. A member of the Russell 2000 and S&P Small Cap 600 indexes, the company was recently named to the Forbes list of America’s 25 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies for 2010, as well as FORTUNE Magazine’s 2010 “100 Fastest-Growing Companies” list. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, NCI has approximately 2,900 employees at more than 100 locations worldwide. For more information, visit our website at www.nciinc.com, or email email@example.com. Forward-Looking Statement: Statements and assumptions made in this press release, which do not address historical facts, constitute “forward-looking” statements that NCI, Inc. believes to be within the definition in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of our control. Such forward-looking statements are subject to factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated results. These factors include but are not limited to: the failure of the Government to allot funds to NCI to complete performance of the task order; the risk of task order performance; government contract procurement (such as bid protest) and termination risks; competitive factors such as pricing pressures and/or competition to hire and retain employees; and material changes in laws or regulations applicable to the company's businesses. For a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, please refer to the section titled “Risk Factors” in the NCI, Inc. Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the period ended December 31, 2010. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are only made as of the date of this news release and NCI, Inc. undertakes no obligation to publicly update any of the forward-looking statements made herein, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or circumstances, changes in expectations or otherwise.