NCI, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCIT), a leading provider of information technology (IT) and professional services and solutions to U.S. Federal Government agencies, announced today that its AdvanceMed business was awarded the Zone Program Integrity Contractor (ZPIC) contract for Zone 3. The one-year contract, valued in excess of $14 million, is in support of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The company will provide program integrity (PI) services to identify and reduce Medicare fraud in the seven states covered under this award: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

NCI's services under this contract include performing PI investigations, making coverage and coding determinations and implementing administrative actions. In addition, the company will assist CMS in developing a list of entities that may require future monitoring, and referring cases and supporting law enforcement in the investigation and prosecution of those cases. The company also will help coordinate potential fraud, waste and abuse mitigation activities with appropriate Medicare entities.

"This award expands our current ZPIC work to a third zone and increases NCI's Medicare program integrity support to a total of 31 states," said Brian J. Clark, NCI's president. "We are proud to support CMS in its efforts to uncover and mitigate fraud, waste and abuse in the program and pleased this award resulted from our outstanding past performance and return on investment to our customer."

About NCI, Inc.:

NCI is a leading provider of enterprise solutions and services to U.S. defense, intelligence, health care and civilian government agencies. The company has the expertise and proven track record to solve its customers' most important and complex mission challenges through technology and innovation. NCI's team of highly skilled professionals focuses on delivering cost-effective solutions and services in the areas of agile software application and systems development/integration; cybersecurity and information assurance; engineering and logistics support; enterprise information management and advanced analytics; cloud computing and IT infrastructure optimization; health IT and medical support; IT service management; and modeling, simulation and training. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, NCI has 1,800 employees operating at more than 100 locations worldwide. For more information, visit www.nciinc.com or email investor@nciinc.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@nciinc_) and LinkedIn.

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