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April 21, 2011 10:03 ET

Send Word Now's Customized Alerting Service Achieves DIACAP Certification

The Certification Recognizes That a Version of Send Word Now's Alerting Platform has Met Stringent Security Requirements Set Forth by the United States Department of Defense

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 21, 2011) - Send Word Now, the leading worldwide provider of emergency notification and incident management services, announced today that a customized version of its service is now certified for compliance with the United States Department of Defense (DoD) security and risk management requirements, as tested and verified by the Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP).

DIACAP certification is an intensive and stringent requirement for all information technology systems that operate on a DoD network. Federal and state agencies throughout the United States also rely on a DIACAP certification as a benchmark for internal security standards and as an assurance that a given system can be depended upon for internal use.

The customized version of the Send Word Now service, which is available to DoD customers exclusively through Send Word Now's partnership with TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS), has received DIACAP Certification and Accreditation and the full Authority to Operate from the Army Chief Information Officer/G-6 for use on DoD IT systems. The certification will allow all divisions of the DoD to use the customized version of Send Word Now for on-demand alerting and response services.

"We are very pleased to announce that a version of our alerting platform has been DIACAP certified," said Tony Schmitz, President and CEO of Send Word Now. "This critical certification gives agencies under the Department of Defense, including the Army, Navy, and Air Force, the opportunity to use a top-tier alerting system that has not only proven its success in the industry, but that has also met stringent government security and risk management standards. Leading government agencies and municipalities around the world already depend on Send Word Now's notification platform, and we look forward to providing our services to additional Department of Defense entities through our partnership with TCS."

About Send Word Now
Send Word Now is the leading provider of on-demand alerting and incident response services for both routine and emergency communication. The easy-to-use, web-based emergency notification service is used by government agencies, municipalities, universities, non-profit organizations and businesses, including many Fortune 500 companies, to ensure fast, effective, two-way communication in real-time. Send Word Now's Alert Tracer® provides a full audit trail of messages sent and received for after-action reporting and follow-up. Designed to reach anyone, anywhere, anytime, with any device over any type of connection, Send Word Now's mass notification system is capable of transmitting hundreds of thousands of voice and text messages in minutes. The company is headquartered in New York City. Visit our website at http://www.sendwordnow.com or email us at info@sendwordnow.com.

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