SOURCE: Vangent

Vangent

October 05, 2009 09:34 ET

Vangent Earns a Spot on 2009 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across America

Government Contractor With 53-Year Legacy Recognized for Deploying Innovative Technology and Processes to Reinvent Itself

MONARCH BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - October 5, 2009) - Vangent, Inc., a leading global provider of information management and strategic business process outsourcing solutions, today announced that it made the 2009 InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology. This year marks the first time that Vangent has appeared on the list (in the top 50%) for this esteemed recognition. The 2009 InformationWeek 500 companies were revealed on September 14, 2009 at an awards ceremony held during the InformationWeek 500 Conference at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California.

"We are excited to be included on this list in such distinguished company," stated John George, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Vangent. "We are very proud of our company and the work we do for our customers. Injecting technologies smartly and securely to enhance collaboration, drive productivity, and drive efficiencies, simply helps us serve our customers better. "

Vangent was selected for the Information Week 500 for its comprehensive and successfully implemented IT plan. When Vangent was sold by its former parent company in early 2007, the company found itself with very little IT infrastructure and back-office systems. Using Vangent's competencies in program management, technology, and solutions development, the company established new infrastructure and an integrated ERP platform within six months. The environment supports more than 7,000 employees located throughout the United States and in six international locations.

"For over 20 years, the InformationWeek 500 has honored the most innovative users of business technology," said InformationWeek Editor-in-Chief Rob Preston. "Year after year, InformationWeek 500 companies harness technology to improve efficiency, boost productivity, drive revenue, and establish a competitive advantage. We applaud this year's winners, and the CIOs and other executives whose ingenuity and risk taking are at the center of business technology innovation."

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, now in its 21st year, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America's best-known companies. Top winners have included: Conway, National Semiconductor, Kimberly-Clark, Hilton Hotels and Unum. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

About Vangent, Inc.

Vangent, Inc. is a global provider of consulting, systems integration, human capital management, and business process outsourcing services to the U.S. Federal and international governments, higher education institutions, and corporations. Vangent's 7,000 employees support clients including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the U.S. Departments of Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor; and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the company has offices throughout the U.S. and in the U.K., Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, and Argentina. For more information, visit www.vangent.com.

About InformationWeek Business Technology Network (http://www.informationweek.com/)

The InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides IT executives with unique analysis and tools that parallel their work flow -- from the defining and framing of objectives through to the evaluation and recommendation of solutions. Anchored by InformationWeek, the multimedia powerhouse that looks across the enterprise, the network scales across the most critical technology categories with online properties like DarkReading.com (security), IntelligentEnterprise.com (application architecture), Network Computing (networking and communications) and PlugintotheCloud.com (cloud computing). The network also provides focused content for key IT targets such as CIOs, developers and SMBs with Dr. Dobb's InformationWeek Global CIO and bMighty.com, as well as vital vertical industries with InformationWeek Financial Services, Government and Healthcare. With content at the nucleus of our information distribution strategy, IT professionals turn to our network of expert voices, research and communities to stay informed, get advice, and research technologies to make strategic business decisions.

About TechWeb (http://www.techweb.com/aboutus)

TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as the InformationWeek.com, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise, bMighty.com, and Advanced Trading; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek and Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, market research, and analyst services.

TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on # of monthly connections across TechWeb brands.

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    Press Contact for Vangent:
    Eileen Cassidy Rivera
    Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations
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