EDS Names Palma to Lead Global Information Security



    PLANO, Texas, Feb. 14 /CNW/ -- EDS today announced the appointment of
Bryan Palma as vice president, Global Information Security. He is responsible
for driving growth, competitiveness and quality through end-to-end product
development and delivery across EDS' Global Information Security service line.
    "With the explosive global growth of electronic commerce, information
security and regulatory compliance are fundamental to any engagement with
clients and prospects," said Kevin Torgerson, senior vice president, Service
Delivery Operations. "Bryan brings a rare combination of high-level government
and global corporate experience and expertise to this position. We look to
Bryan and his team to keep EDS at the forefront in providing innovative
services in this critical area."
    Palma will coordinate EDS' information security activities and lead in
the design and deployment of information security services and solutions to
meet the ever-growing needs of the company's global clients.
    Palma joins EDS from Ponic LLC, the Texas-based global strategic
consulting firm that he founded in early 2006, which assists corporations with
matters of security, compliance and privacy. Prior to founding Ponic, Palma
was chief information security officer for PepsiCo. In that role, he created
the company's information security organization.
    Palma began his career as a special agent with the United States Secret
Service and led many of the agency's early efforts to combat electronic crime.
As co-founder of the Washington D.C. Electronic Crimes Taskforce, he also was
influential in developing similar organizations throughout the country. Palma
worked on numerous high-profile electronic crime investigations, coordinated
protective intelligence advances for the President and Vice President of the
United States, and supervised numerous cyber assessments.
    Palma holds a master of business administration degree from Duke
University, a master of education, counseling and personnel services degree
from the University of Maryland and a bachelor of arts degree from the
University of Richmond.
    
    About EDS
    
    EDS (NYSE:   EDS) is a leading global technology services company
delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information
technology outsourcing industry 45 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad
portfolio of information technology and business process outsourcing services
to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare,
communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries and
to governments around the world. Learn more at eds.com.

    
     CONTACT:
     Bob Brand - EDS
     1 972 605 1290
     bob.brand@eds.com
    




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For further information: Bob Brand of Electronic Data Systems
Corporation,  +1-972-605-1290, bob.brand@eds.com Web Site: http://www.eds.com

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