SOURCE: WidePoint Corporation

August 17, 2007 10:30 ET

WidePoint Names Retired Army General Otto J. Guenther to Board of Directors

FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwire - August 17, 2007) - WidePoint Corporation (AMEX: WYY), a leading provider of information technology assurance and identity management services, today announced that Lieutenant General (Retired) Otto J. Guenther has been appointed to the company's board of directors.

Guenther joins the board after a distinguished 34-year military career, including serving as the Army's first chief information officer, followed by nearly a decade of exceptional leadership within the federal information technology industry. His key assignments included the following: commanding general for Fort Monmouth, NJ, and the Communications Electronics Command; program executive officer for the Army's tactical communications equipment; project manager for the Tactical Automated Data Distribution System; and commander for the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council.

Guenther recently retired from Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, where he served as the Sector Vice President and General Manager of Tactical Systems Division. While there, he oversaw battlefield digitization, command and control, and system engineering activities for the U.S. Army. Under his leadership, the division grew to approximately 1,650 employees across several locations and completed over $700 million in acquisitions. Previously Guenther was general manager of Computer Associates International's Federal Systems Group, a $300 million operation providing IT products and services to the federal market area.

Guenther was awarded several honors by the Army, including the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Superior Service Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Medal, and Army Commendation Medal. Recognized for his work within the industry, he also received several Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association awards and was inducted into Government Computer News Hall of Fame.

Guenther received a bachelor's degree in economics from Western Maryland College, now called McDaniel College, and a master's degree in procurement and contracting from the Florida Institute of Technology.

WidePoint CEO Steve Komar said, "We are extremely pleased to welcome Lieutenant General Guenther to our board. In addition to a strong background working within the information technology industry, Otto brings extensive experience and strong contacts in the federal community. His IT knowledge and expertise in the public company arena will be a valuable asset, and we look forward to his future contributions to the continued success of our company."

Guenther said, "WidePoint has an excellent reputation in the federal information technology market and is known for difficult-to-implement identity management solutions. I am pleased to join the board and look forward to working with this well-positioned emerging company."

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 http://www.widepoint.com.

An investment profile about WidePoint may be found at http://www.hawkassociates.com/wyyprofile.aspx.

For investor relations information regarding WidePoint, contact Frank Hawkins or Cale Smith, Hawk Associates, at (305) 451-1888, e-mail: info@hawkassociates.com.

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