SOURCE: CAST

July 08, 2008 07:53 ET

Department of Homeland Security Using CAST to Ensure Quality

Key Program for DHS and State Department Augments System Reliability

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - CAST, the worldwide leader in Automated Application Intelligence, today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has licensed the CAST Application Intelligence Platform (AIP) to enhance the management of software quality and reliability in the US-VISIT Program.

US-VISIT, a priority DHS initiative, is part of a continuum of security measures that begins overseas and continues through a visitor's arrival in and departure from the United States. It incorporates eligibility determinations made by both the Departments of Homeland Security and State.

"DHS joins other forward thinking Federal entities such as the FDA and SEC to systematically automate their software application code reviews," said Ian Henderson, CAST SVP of Worldwide Field Operations. "DHS can now monitor adherence to established best practices and enable their Smart Border Alliance delivery partners to proactively assess and remediate issues within agreed-upon acceptance windows. Continual, automated assessment and measurement of software quality is critical for a high profile program such as US-VISIT."

CAST continues to support the Federal government's ongoing drive towards enterprise application development governance. CAST's Federal clients include the U.S. Army, the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Communications Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Air Force. CAST has successfully teamed with Boeing, CSC, Keane, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and Sybase Corporation in multiple Federal deployments.

About CAST

CAST is the world leader and pioneer in Application Intelligence software, providing the metrics and information IT executives must have to measure, monitor and improve the technical quality of business applications and the performance of development teams around the globe. Founded in 1990, CAST has helped more than 650 organizations worldwide speed delivery to the business, mitigate risks in production, improve customer experience, and reduce the total cost of application ownership. CAST is listed on NYSE-Euronext (EURONEXT: CAS) and serves Global 2000 organizations worldwide with a global network of offices in the US and Europe. CAST has maintained its own GSA Schedule (GS-35F-0649S) for more than 6 years and is a sole source vendor. For more information visit www.castsoftware.com.

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