Keane Wins $54 Million National Weather Service Contract to Help Upgrade World's Best Environmental Prediction Services Keane to Improve Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS)

Software Through Software Maintenance, Integration and Testing Services

    BOSTON, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keane, Inc. (NYSE:   KEA), a
 leading business and information technology (IT) services firm, has been
 selected to help upgrade the National Weather Service's (NWS) Advanced Weather
 Interactive Processing System (AWIPS).  With this contract, Keane will support
 NWS, an agency of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
 as it continues to provide the world's best environmental prediction services.
 The value of the deal to Keane is approximately $54 million over 10 years.
     Raytheon Company, based in Waltham, Mass., was awarded the entire
 contract, which is valued at approximately $300 million, with a five-year base
 period and five one-year options.  Raytheon selected Keane to provide
 strategic IT, Application Outsourcing, and Testing services to AWIPS, a
 nationwide operational weather data analysis and dissemination system.
     A cornerstone of the modernized NWS, AWIPS is the computerized system that
 processes and overlays multiple data sources to allow more than 100 local
 weather forecast offices and river forecast centers across the United States
 to generate weather and water forecasts and warnings.  In modernizing the
 software development and maintenance process, Keane enables NWS to reduce
 defects before fielding AWIPS upgrades and to make the satellite
 communications arm of AWIPS more flexible and expandable to accommodate a
 growing stream of data.
     Keane will develop a vigorous, sustainable architecture and will integrate
 and maintain the software products developed at the various NWS labs to
 support AWIPS' real-time processing system.  Utilizing advanced technologies,
 Keane will manage the AWIPS migration to an all-Linux environment built on Red
 Hat Enterprise 3.0 and support the migration of AWIPS to an open-standards,
 service-oriented architecture based on a Web services platform.
     To reduce costs, as well as develop a more maintainable and sustainable
 environment, Keane will help NWS redesign and streamline its testing
 processes.  The realized cost savings will be directed toward the continuing
 modernization of other critical AWIPS applications and processes.
     Keane will begin managing the software maintenance, integration, and
 testing of AWIPS at Raytheon's Silver Spring, Md., facility effective October
 31, 2005.
     In addition to its Application Outsourcing and Testing expertise, Keane
 also brings a strong seven-year relationship with the NOAA to this engagement.
 "Keane looks forward to continuing our relationship as a trusted partner of
 NOAA," said Sumeet Shrivastava managing director, Keane Federal Systems, Inc.
 "This contract will enable the NWS to significantly improve AWIPS's enterprise
 software development and maintenance processes, and Keane is thrilled to
 contribute to this important initiative."
     About Keane
     In business since 1965, Keane, Inc. (NYSE:   KEA) is a premier business and
 IT services firm.  Keane delivers Application and Business Process Services to
 help clients transform their business and IT operations to achieve
 demonstrable, measurable, and sustainable business benefit.  Keane is a
 trusted advisor and partner for its clients by solving real business issues
 through the development and implementation of cost-effective, change-oriented,
 industry-specific solutions.
     Specifically, Keane delivers highly synergistic Application and Business
 Process Service offerings, including Application Portfolio Management,
 Application Outsourcing, Application Development and Integration, Strategic
 Staffing, and Testing, as well as Business Process Strategy, Business Process
 Improvement and Business Process Outsourcing.  Keane believes that business
 and IT improvements are best realized by streamlining and optimizing business
 and IT processes, implementing rigorous management disciplines, and fostering
 a culture of accountability through meaningful performance metrics.  Keane,
 based in Boston, Mass., delivers its services through an integrated network of
 regional offices in the United States, Australia, Canada, India, and the
 United Kingdom, and via SEI CMMI Level 5 evaluated Advanced Development
 Centers (ADCs) in Canada and India.  Information on Keane is available on the
 Internet at
     Keane Federal Systems, Inc. was established in 1994 to meet the needs of
 Keane's public sector clients.  With customers in more than 50 government
 agencies -- federal, state, and local -- Keane Federal Systems leverages
 Keane's commercial business practices to meet the specific requirements of the
 public sector.
     Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements:
     This press release contains a number of forward-looking statements
 concerning Keane's current expectations as to future growth and its results of
 operations.  Any statements that are not statements of historical fact
 (including statements containing the words "believes," "plans," "anticipates,"
 "expects," "estimates," "intends," "may," "projects," "will," "would," and
 similar expressions) should also be considered to be forward-looking
 statements.  There are a number of important factors that could cause actual
 results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-
 looking statements, including: continued or further downturns in the U.S.
 economy, political and economic conditions in India, the loss of one or more
 major clients, unfavorable government audits, unanticipated disruptions to
 Keane's business, the successful completion of software development or
 management projects, the availability and utilization rate of professional
 staff, and other factors detailed under the caption "Certain Factors That May
 Affect Future Results" in Keane's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period
 ended June 30, 2005, which important factors are incorporated herein by this
 reference.  Keane disclaims any intention or obligation to update any forward-
 looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of
 this press release, including the potential impact of any future acquisitions,
 mergers, or dispositions it may make.
      Veronica Zanellato Kido
      Keane Public Relations
      Chrissy Campbell
      Porter Novelli

SOURCE Keane, Inc.

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