October 12, 2006

DAI Named U.S. Government Contractor of the Year

Bethesda, Md., October 12, 2006 – Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI), a project management and consulting firm specializing in international economic development, has been named Government Contractor of the Year. This award recognizes DAI as the top government contractor among companies with annual revenue over $300 million and is sponsored by the Professional Services Council, the Northern Virginia Contractors Council, and Washington Technology magazine. Created in 2003, the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards honor innovative and trail-blazing companies in the government contractor arena.

Tony Barclay, CEO, accepted the award on DAI’s behalf. “It is a great honor to be recognized in this way by peers in our industry. We are proud to work closely with the U.S. Agency for International Development in over 60 countries. We also congratulate the other nominated companies, who are outstanding contributors to the industry and the regional economy. This award is a tribute to everyone in the global DAI community, who work in all corners of the world, overcoming enormous challenges and achieving exceptional results for our clients.”

Other finalists in this year’s large contractor category were Alion Science and Technology, CACI International Inc., Perot Systems Government Services, SI International, and SRA International, Inc.

Established in 1970, DAI is one of the largest professional services firms concentrating on international economic development. Employee-owned, the company is one of USAID’s principal service providers and supports other clients including European bilateral aid agencies, multilateral development banks, and private corporations that invest and operate in emerging markets. DAI’s 2,500 multinational employees include analysts and practitioners in key sectors such as post-conflict reconstruction, small enterprise, banking, economics, local government, agribusiness, and natural resource management. With a portfolio of multi-year projects in more than 60 countries, including Afghanistan, Indonesia, Sudan, and Serbia, DAI’s projected 2006 revenues are $350 million.