Abraxas Corporation Announces Former CIA / CIO Alan Wade as Newest Advisory Board Member



    MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Richard Helms, CEO and
Founder of Abraxas Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of Alan
Wade to the Abraxas corporate advisory board.

    In making the announcement, Mr. Helms noted that, "Alan adds unique
insight to our advisory board as we prepare to introduce specialized technical
solutions much needed by the national security community, other government
agencies and select private sector institutions and businesses.  Alan's
understanding of these needs and the opportunities ahead of us makes his
joining our board a very timely addition.  We have worked with Alan before and
are very excited about working with him again now on the rollout of these new

    Mr. Wade, who last served at the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the
CIA and simultaneously was CIO for the intelligence community, retired from
federal service in 2005 after a thirty-five-year career with the Central
Intelligence Agency and has been in private practice since.  Prior to
retirement he was the Agency's CIO since 2001.

    Alan's assignments at the CIA involved technical programs in the United
States and overseas, principally in the areas of telecommunications and
technical security. During the last fifteen years of his government career he
held a series of executive positions, including the Director of
Communications, Director of Security, and Chief Information Officer.

    Mr. Wade graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg,
Virginia in 1973, receiving a bachelor's in electrical engineering. In 1978,
he received his master's in electrical engineering from the George Washington
University in Washington, D.C.

    Mr. Wade joins former Governor and Secretary of Homeland Security Tom
Ridge, retired General and Presidential Advisor John A. Gordon, former Federal
Judge Eugene Sullivan and former GRC International CEO, Jim Roth on the
Abraxas corporate advisory board.

    For more information, contact media@abraxascorp.com

    About Abraxas Corporation
    Abraxas develops special technology and implements trusted unique
technical solutions to address the global challenges faced by the National
Security community today and those that it will face in the future. Abraxas
employs recognized experts to resolve those challenges and skilled engineers
to address the product needs working across all technology domains to ensure
the delivery of the most advanced comprehensive solutions.

For further information:

For further information: Brad Juneau of Abraxas Corporation, 
+1-703-462-5805, +1-703-821-8930, media@abraxascorp.com Web Site:

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