Intergraph Team Selected for Air Force, Department of Defense Contract

DESP II Also Covers Technology Work with Other Federal Agencies

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., August 15, 2005 – Intergraph Corporation announced today it is part of the Karta Technologies team selected by the U.S. Air Force to be one of only 10 prime contractors allowed to compete for work under the Design and Engineering Support Program (DESP II) contract.

DESP II is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract designed to provide rapid, high-quality engineering and technical services and systems integration to the Air Force Air Logistics Center, Air Force Materiel Command, the Army’s Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Department of Defense agencies and other government entities. The DESP II contract allows technology development, deployment, reliability, maintainability, environmental and safety compliance and development of information systems. It also includes engineering tasks such as concept exploration, systems analysis, prototype manufacturing, systems integration, testing, modeling and simulation.

"The experience and expertise Intergraph has with the Air Force and other U.S. government agencies make us uniquely suited for this project," said Kruse Smith, manager of Intergraph’s Air Force Business Unit. “This opportunity allows us to compete for key engineering and services work throughout the Department of Defense logistics communities. This contract also extends to other agencies, such as NASA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation, which can purchase services on this contract.”

Ken Guest, chief operating officer, Karta, said: "Intergraph is a valuable member of the Karta DESP II team. We are particularly pleased to add their expertise in logistics-based Lean/Six Sigma and proficiency in dealing with issues affecting aged aircraft to our mix of world-class companies. We are pleased to work with Intergraph, and our team will benefit from Intergraph’s capabilities."


About Intergraph

Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR) is the leading global provider of spatial information management (SIM) software. Security organizations, businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on the company's spatial technology and services to make better and faster operational decisions. Intergraph's customers organize vast amounts of complex data into understandable visual representations, creating intelligent maps, managing assets, building and operating better plants and ships, and protecting critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world. For more information, visit

About Karta Technologies

Founded in 1986, Karta Technologies Inc. provides information technology and systems integration solutions to government and commercial clients nationwide. Recognized as one of the nation’s 50 Fastest Growing IT Small Businesses in 2004 by Washington Technology, Karta provides nearly 20 years of experience in systems engineering, training and acquisition support. For more information, visit

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Lebron Miles, Corporate Communications


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