Unisys Senior VP James McGuirk Receives Top Award For Contributions To Government Information Technology Industry

Unisys Senior VP James McGuirk Receives Top Award For Contributions To Government Information Technology Industry

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 16, 1999–

Unisys Corporation today announced that James F. McGuirk, corporate senior vice president and president, Unisys Federal Systems, has received the Federal Computer Week Federal 100 Eagle Award for outstanding contributions to the federal government information technology community in 1998.

According to Federal Computer Week, McGuirk was selected for the award, widely regarded as one of the highest honors within the federal IT community, “for guiding Unisys Federal from an old mainframe provider to a dynamic solutions provider that is thriving in the dramatically altered world of federal procurement.”

“I am humbled and honored by this award. The list of previous winners represents some of the most respected individuals in the government IT industry,” McGuirk said. “This award is also significant recognition for the Unisys team and the tremendous success we have had in the federal marketplace.”

McGuirk was among 100 winners this year of a Federal Computer Week Federal 100 award for his individual contribution to improving government and its delivery of service to its citizens through the use of information technology.

Out of that group, he was chosen by his peers in the Federation of Government Information Processing Councils, Industry Advisory Council, for the coveted Eagle Award. Only one Eagle Award is given in the government category.

McGuirk was chosen for leading Unisys climb into the number-two position among IT solutions providers to the federal government. His accomplishments and innovations include:

— In 1995 Unisys became the first vendor to introduce the Microsoft

Windows operating system to the federal government after

successfully winning a groundbreaking competition at the United

States Coast Guard. Today Unisys is one of the leading Microsoft

NT integrators in the federal government and is performing the

largest NT integration effort for the Social Security

Administration IWS/LAN program.

— In May 1997 McGuirk introduced Unisys SelectIT to the

marketplace, the first organization to be solely dedicated to the

government open market (credit card) channel, and the first

commodity, off-the-shelf technology provider to make extensive

use of the Web to offer products and guarantee two-day delivery.

— In 1998, under McGuirk’s direction, Unisys once again led the way

as the first vendor to enter into a major seat management

engagement with the federal government through the contract

awarded by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That

successful contract is often held up as an example of the

potential benefits that federal agencies can derive from seat


— Even while introducing new, more efficient methods of delivering

products and services, McGuirk has built a strong and growing

business – in a very competitive marketplace. Since 1995 Unisys

Federal Systems has won some $5 billion in new contract awards,

produced a contract win rate in the 60-70 percent range and

consistently scored very highly in independent customer

satisfaction rankings.

— When McGuirk took over the reins of Unisys Federal Systems in

1992, some 70 percent of its business came from hardware sales.

Today, 75 percent of Federal Systems business involves

information technology solutions. The unit did nearly $1 billion

worth of information technology business with the federal

government in 1998.

— McGuirk was also recognized for establishing Unisys as a leader

in working with the small, minority and disadvantaged business

community. In 1994 and again in 1998, he was named Executive of

the Year by the Virginia Regional Minority Supplier Development


Federal Computer Week is published weekly by International Data Group and covers the federal government information technology marketplace.

McGuirk is a 28-year veteran of Unisys and the federal government marketplace. This is his third Federal Computer Week Federal 100 Award.

He lives in Vienna, Virginia, and is a member of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, the National Space Club, the board of directors of the USO and is a vice chairman of the Fairfax-Falls Church, Virginia, United Way. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

About the Company

Unisys is more than 33,000 employees helping customers in 100 countries apply information technology to solve their business problems.

Unisys solutions are based on a broad portfolio of global information services including electronic business, systems integration including custom and “repeatable” application solutions, outsourcing, Microsoft Windows NT services, network services, and multivendor maintenance and support, coupled with enterprise-class servers and associated middleware, software and storage.

Repeatable solutions are focused on key vertical markets including financial services, transportation, telecommunications, government, publishing, and other commercial markets. The company is headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, in the Greater Philadelphia area. For more information on the company, access the Unisys home page on the World Wide Web at www.unisys.com.

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