SOURCE: WidePoint Corporation

August 15, 2007 10:30 ET

WidePoint Names Retired Air Force General George W. Norwood to Board of Directors

FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwire - August 15, 2007) - WidePoint Corporation (AMEX: WYY), a leading provider of information technology assurance and identity management services, today announced that Major General (Retired) George W. (Nordie) Norwood has been appointed to the company's board of directors.

Norwood is currently President and CEO of Norwood & Associates, Inc. of Tampa, Fla., which maintains extensive international and U.S. networks of government, military and private sector contacts while providing technical and strategic planning expertise to corporations pursuing defense-related opportunities.

General Norwood previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff for the United Nations Command and United States Forces in Korea from 1995 to 1997. He also served as the U.S. member of the United Nations Command's Military Armistice Commission responsible for crucial general officer level negotiations with North Korea.

Nordie served as Commander of the 35th Fighter Wing at Misawa Air Base in Japan in the early/mid-1990s, and earlier as Deputy Inspector General and Director of Inspections for the U.S. Air Force in Washington, D.C. Other key assignments included the following: senior leadership positions in F-16 fighter wings in Europe; War Reserve Materiel and Munitions Planning, Programming, and Budgeting expert at the Pentagon; and F-16 fighter squadron Commander and Operations Officer at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. Norwood also served two combat tours in Southeast Asia in A-1 and F-4 aircraft.

General Norwood currently serves on the boards of directors of Airborne Tactical Advantage Company and Scalable Network Technologies. He is on the board of strategic advisors of AtHoc, Inc.

Norwood received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from San Diego State University and a master's degree in business administration from Golden Gate University. He is a graduate of the National War College and Defense Language Institute.

WidePoint CEO Steve Komar said, "We are very pleased to welcome Major General Norwood to our board. Nordie brings an expansive network of global and federal contacts and specific expertise in optimizing the sales processes of young companies pursuing federal contracts. His experiences and connections can only have a positive and direct impact on the expansion on our growing businesses."

Norwood said, "I look forward to assisting WidePoint and its subsidiary ORC carve out a broader base of emerging government information and identity assurance markets. I also am pleased to be able to help identify and corroborate additional attractive downstream markets. I believe the company has a bright future and as a director will be committed to helping grow shareholder value."

About WidePoint

WidePoint is a technology-based provider of products and services to the government sector and commercial markets. WidePoint specializes in providing systems engineering, integration and information technology services. WidePoint's wholly owned subsidiary, ORC, is at the forefront of implementing government-compliant eAuthentication identity management managed services and associated systems engineering/integration. ORC has earned four major U.S. federal government certifications offering the highest levels of assurance for transactions over the Internet.

WidePoint's profile of customers encompasses U.S. Federal Government agencies, including the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice as well as major U.S. defense contractors and several major pharmaceutical companies. For more information, visit

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