NCI Awarded $6 Million in NETCENTS Task Orders to Support Command and Control Systems at U.S. Strategic Command and Air Force Materiel Command

(RESTON, Va., Dec. 20, 2005) -- NCI, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCIT), a provider of information technology services and solutions to U.S. federal government agencies, announced today that it has been awarded task orders worth approximately $6 million by the U.S. Air Force under NCI's NETCENTS contract for technical oversight support for the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) Global Command and Control System (GCCS) Program Management Office. These tasks provide systems engineering and analysis; information technology planning; architectures and standards development; and systems operations, maintenance and integration services directly supporting command and control planning and analysis for USSTRATCOM and AFMC decision makers. These prime contract task orders are an expansion of work NCI has been performing for over ten years in support of both the U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt AFB, NE; and Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. "NCI looks forward to continuing its long-standing relationship with our U.S. Strategic Command and Air Force Materiel Command customers," said Michael Solley, NCI President. "Under these task orders, NCI will continue its record of outstanding service in providing robust information systems support for this key command and control system." About NCI, Inc.: NCI, Inc., a Delaware holding company, through its subsidiary NCI Information Systems, Inc., is a leading provider of information technology services and solutions to U.S. federal government agencies. As an ISO 9001 certified company, NCI's award-winning expertise encompasses areas critical to its customers' mission objectives including enterprise systems management, information assurance, network engineering, and systems development and integration. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, NCI has approximately 50 locations and over 1,450 employees worldwide. For more information, visit our Web site at, or e-mail Forward-Looking Statement: Statements and assumptions made in this press release, which do not address historical facts, constitute "forward-looking" statements that NCI, Inc. believes to be within the definition in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of our control. Such forward-looking statements are subject to factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated results. For a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, please refer to the section titled "Risk Factors" in NCI, Inc.'s Form S-1, as amended, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are only made as of the date of this news release and NCI, Inc. undertakes no obligation to publicly update any of the forward-looking statements made herein, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or circumstances, changes in expectations or otherwise. Contact: Maureen Crystal, 703-707-6777

Source: NCI, Inc.
Date: Dec 20, 2005