MCLEAN, Va., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- iGov, a trusted authority on technology solutions to government agencies worldwide, has been named the IBM Corporation Eastern Region 2004 Public Sector Partner of the Year. The announcement was made during IBM's Personal Computer Division (PCD) Eastern Region Kickoff Meeting in Tampa, FL. "iGov has forged a long, successful relationship with IBM and this award is a milestone in the history of that relationship," said Patrick Neven, CEO of iGov. "We take special pride in being a leader in offering IBM products and solutions, as part of our commitment to offering the finest security, wireless, storage, and computer technology solutions to government clients worldwide." Only three companies in the region were honored with a Partner of the Year award, and iGov is the only winner in the Public Sector category. Winners were selected by Business Unit Executives within IBM based on their share of IBM business, their annual growth, and their revenue from IBM PC sales. "iGov was chosen as the Eastern Region PCD Public Sector Business Partner of the Year because of its clear competencies in knowing the IBM PC line and being able to effectively communicate IBM's ThinkVantage technologies to Federal customers," said Sammy Kinlaw, IBM Business Unit Executive, Eastern Region Channel Sales. "This, combined with their track record of sales success with IBM products, made them the obvious choice for this prestigious award." IBM is the leading provider of desktop and laptop computers, and servers for iGov. iGov is an IBM Premier Partner and serves as a prime resource for IBM in the Federal marketplace. Former Department of Defense personnel make up more than half of iGov's account management and engineering staff. About iGov iGov is a trusted government advisor that provides manageable and cost- effective information technology solutions to agencies worldwide. iGov offers a full line of IT products; security, storage, wireless, and networking iSolutions consulting practices; and asset information management solutions. Established in 1996, iGov has developed a broad contract portfolio featuring solutions from the leading hardware and software manufacturers in the industry. Its expert engineers and knowledgeable sales staff build and implement the best solutions for our DoD and Civilian agency clients. iGov is a small business with its headquarters in McLean, Va., and is online at http://www.igov.com. Contact: Sara Luster, +1-703-287-7802, or firstname.lastname@example.org, for iGov.