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TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

December 10, 2010 09:20 ET

TeleCommunication Systems Named Awardee on $49 Million Contract to Deliver Department of Defense Cyber Security Training

TCS to Use Its Proven "Art of Exploitation" University Curriculum to Support Five-Year Training Contract

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - December 10, 2010) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that it has been named the awardee of a competitive five-year contract (a base plus five option periods) valued at approximately $49 million to provide the Department of Defense's (DoD's) military and civilian personnel with on-site computer network operations (CNO) training to support the government's cyber security workforce development. The government's workforce development effort is a key Obama administration initiative and is one of White House Cyber Security Coordinator Howard Schmidt's top priorities.

TCS will employ its "Art of Exploitation" (AoE) University curriculum, which has a proven performance record and is one of the most sought after government-specific cyber security training programs. To date, approximately 1,500 individuals involved in computer network security, information assurance, network defense, penetration testing, forensics analysis, and cyber intelligence have attended TCS' cyber security training.

"TCS' cyber team comprises experts in the government's high-impact cyber security initiatives," said Andre Gudger, senior vice president of TCS. "This competitive contract was awarded to TCS in part as a result of our long-standing practice of retaining faculty with directly relevant and specific mission experience. Students learn how to anticipate complex problems before the nation's infrastructure becomes vulnerable. Our seasoned instructors and continuously updated curriculum support the government's objective to staff mission-critical world-wide assignments with a qualified work force."

The Art of Exploitation (AoE) University is a TCS organization that is known for its distinctive strength in global information dominance. The AoE University curriculum provides focused training in the fields of penetration testing, attack-defend strategies, vulnerability analysis and exploitation. Students learn and experience real-life situations taught in a controlled environment. AoE University allows aspiring cyber experts from government and commercial enterprises to choose a field of study that will build on and advance the knowledge and skills needed to be successful. In addition, AoE brings together many of the brightest minds in security to provide a forum for research, collaboration and building next-generation technologies to protect the nation's networks. For more information on AoE University visit: www.aoeuniversity.com.

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology. TCS infrastructure forms the foundation for market leading solutions in E9-1-1, text messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications. TCS is at the forefront of new mobile cloud computing services providing wireless applications for navigation, hyper-local search, asset tracking, social applications and telematics. Millions of consumers around the world use TCS wireless apps as a fundamental part of their daily lives. Government agencies utilize TCS' cyber security expertise and professional services. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and innovative wireless technologies, visit www.telecomsys.com.  

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based upon TCS' current expectations and assumptions that if incorrect would cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Risks include without limitation the possibility that the total value of the contract will not be fully funded, and those detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2010.

Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise.

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