DataSource No. 12 on Inc. 500 List; Silver Spring Firm Posts 6,500 Percent Growth

Oct 10, 2000, 01:00 ET from DataSource, Inc.

    SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- DataSource Inc., a Silver
 Spring, MD-based software development firm, has placed No. 12 on the Inc. 500
 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States.  The Inc. 500,
 published on October 17th, is an exclusive report on the companies and CEOs
 who are changing the face of American business.
     In the five years since it was established, DataSource has grown by 6,500
 percent.  "We're certainly thrilled to see our name so high on the list," said
 Pamela W. Hopkins, founder, president and CEO of DataSource.  "Everyone in the
 company has worked so hard to make the growth possible, and I'm happy to see
 that recognized."
     DataSource provides custom software development, systems integration and
 network services to commercial and government clients.  Specializing in
 eCommerce/eGov solutions and N-Tier distributed technology, the company is
 currently self-funding product development efforts in the eBusiness/wireless
 arena.  Hopkins says she expects the company to have a product offering ready
 by mid 2001.  "The product will have wide application in both the commercial
 and government areas," she said.
     Hopkins' leadership of DataSource was recently honored by Ernst & Young,
 LLP, which named her a 2000 Entrepreneur of the Year.  DataSource has also
 received several local revenue growth awards and in September was named a
 "Global Best Practices" award winner by Arthur Andersen in recognition of
 outstanding business practices.  To learn more about DataSource, please visit

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