Government Internet Systems, Inc. retains Defense Solutions to Market Products to Government Entities in the United States

LOS ANGELES, California, December 19, 2002/PRNewswire-- Government Internet Systems, Inc., a majority-owned subsidiary of Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VCSY), today announced that it has retained Defense Solutions, L.L.C., to assist in the marketing of its emergency communication management product (ResponseFlash[TM]) to federal, state, and local governments of the United States. Vertical has licensed ResponseFlash(TM) to Government Internet Systems, Inc.

Steve Rossetti, of Government Internet Systems, stated “we are very excited about our relationship with Defense Solutions. The ResponseFlash(TM) technology is well suited for fast implementation to assist Federal and local entities in addressing their communication needs in the homeland security environment by providing a coherent communications grid for fast response to emergencies. Defense Solutions knows what the nation needs in this area and has the experience and know-how to advise on improvements to our products to ensure continued relevancy. They will make our products known to key decision makers. We are proud to be associated with them.”

According to the Tim Ringgold, CEO of Defense Solutions, LLC, “ResponseFlash is the mechanism for government agencies to rapidly deploy a large number of emergency response web sites with advanced communication capabilities where each agency can operate as a fully autonomous site or as a component of a larger network. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to represent the best product of its type currently available.”


Government Internet Systems, Inc. (GIS), a Nevada corporation, is a majority-owned subsidiary of Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. GIS was formed to market and distribute the proprietary software and technology of Vertical Computer Systems to government entities of the United States, beginning initially with ResponseFlash. GIS was formerly known as Emily Solutions, Inc.


Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (VCSY) is a multinational provider of Web services, underpinning Web technologies, and administrative software services through its Global Partners System, a worldwide distribution network. Vertical provides Web applications and services targeted at specific market needs in business and government organizations, such as emergency response, news media, procurement, education, e-commerce, and human resources. Vertical also provides underpinning Web and Internet technologies that can be leveraged across all of its target markets. Vertical's software products include the Emily® XML Enabler Agent, ResponseFlash(TM), SiteFlash(TM), UniversityFlash(TM), Newsflash(TM), and the Focal Point Search Engine(TM).


Defense Solutions, LLC assists small and medium-sized technology companies obtain contracts with all levels (federal, state and local) of the United States Government. With particular expertise in Defense and Homeland Security, Defense Solutions helps companies obtain GSA schedule contracts, FIPs and EAL common criteria evaluation and helps market innovative products and services to local, state, and federal government agencies. Defense Solutions works with clients to craft strategies that include both skillful representation and cost-effective advocacy at the decision maker level. The professionals at Defense Solutions have decades of experience at the senior policy making level within the Defense Department, including service in the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, with the senior Pentagon panel that approves the requirements for all major acquisition programs and in legislative liaison with Capitol Hill. The Defense Solutions team's knowledge of business and government processes and their extensive network of relationships enable them to work effectively with businesses to market their products and services to the public sector.

This release contains, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, competition from other portals, the company's ability to integrate and market the Emily™ software, the market reception to VCSY'S new products, the potential benefits to customers, the conversion of sales leads into customers and the ramp-up of ASP users and other factors over which VCSY may have little or no control such as those described in the company's filings with the SEC.

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SOURCE: Government Internet Systems, Inc.