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KeyW Wins Prime Award on DISA’s $7.5 Billion Systems Engineering, Technology and Innovation IDIQ Contract

HANOVER, Md., June 21, 2018 —

The KeyW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW), a pure-play national security solutions provider for the Intelligence, Cyber and Counterterrorism Communities’ toughest challenges, today announced that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) awarded the company a prime position on the Unrestricted Competition Pool of its Systems Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI) contract. Thirty-five companies competed for an award on the $7.5 billion, 10-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract through a full and open competition with only 14 winners. KeyW won this award in the second quarter of its fiscal year.

Under the contract, KeyW will compete for task orders to provide a range of engineering expertise to research, design, develop, integrate and optimize Department of Defense information technologies, systems and solutions. Kirk Herdman, executive vice president, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, commented, “As DISA seeks to leverage a segment of its industrial base to address the warfighters’ most critical engineering and technical challenges to interoperable information systems, KeyW is excited for this opportunity to deliver a mix of mature and innovative solutions.”

About KeyW

KeyW is a pure-play national security solutions provider for the Intelligence, Cyber and Counterterrorism Communities’ toughest challenges. We support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full spectrum of their missions. We employ and challenge nearly 2,000 of the most talented professionals in the industry with solving such complex problems as preventing cyber threats, transforming data into intelligence and combating global terrorism. For more information, please visit or follow KeyW on Twitter @KeyWCorp.

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