U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Kellogg Joins Oracle to Lead Homeland Security Solutions Efforts

Former Command and Control Director of Joint Chiefs of Staff Will Continue

Push to Protect Homeland Via Information Technology

Jul 21, 2003, 01:00 ET from Oracle Corp.

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
  ( http://www.oracle.com/tellmemore/?1858002 ) Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq:   ORCL),
 the world's largest enterprise software company, today announced retired U.S.
 Army Lt. Gen. Joseph "Keith" Kellogg Jr. has joined the company to oversee its
 homeland security solutions efforts. His appointment underscores Oracle's
 long-standing commitment to provide information technology to organizations
 working at the front lines of the nation's defense. Kellogg joins Oracle as
 senior vice president of homeland security solutions.
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     During Kellogg's decorated 32-year Army career, which just concluded as
 director of command, control, communications and computers for the Joint
 Chiefs of Staff, he became a vocal advocate for using information technology
 as an important weapon system in the military arsenal as part of the Defense
 Department's transformation toward network-centric operations. Kellogg has
 shown deep understanding of the value software provides for accessing
 information and collaborating among the multiple branches of the military, as
 well as between the many public- and private-sector organizations that affect
 the country's ability to protect critical infrastructure.
     "During my career, information technology has increasingly brought the
 capability of all our military services together, creating a more agile and
 lethal force," Kellogg said, "and it will continue to be the dominant agent of
 change in the future.  I found Oracle to be the leader in providing secure
 technology capable of tying together the nation's defense capabilities.  The
 company's mission is critically important in our war and homeland security
 efforts, and by joining this team, I have been given the opportunity to
 continue to work to strengthen America's defenses."
     Oracle has more than 25 years of experience supporting federal defense,
 intelligence and civilian agencies, as well as state, local and municipal
 governments. The company's solutions form the foundation of America's critical
 information infrastructure: its database, architecture and application
 offerings power government agencies, Wall Street, utilities, hospitals and
 educational institutions.
     "Oracle is the leader in providing private- and public-sector
 organizations with the solutions needed to securely share information and
 collaborate for homeland security," said Kevin Fitzgerald, senior vice
 president, Oracle Government, Education and Healthcare.  "Our success can be
 attributed to the domain expertise that helps us build reliable, secure and
 scalable software, and serve as a strategic adviser to the government.  At
 Oracle, we have always hired senior executives who have helped shape the
 thought leadership of the industry, and the addition of Keith Kellogg follows
 this practice.  With his leadership, our homeland security offerings can
 continue to become more mature and powerful, providing a solid platform for
 technology vigilance."
     Under Kellogg, Oracle will further its commitment to address the homeland
 security challenge with partners, realizing there is no quick-fix solution or
 single product that will solve the nation's problems. Oracle will continue to
 work with members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, bringing together the
 technology infrastructure, applications and expertise to deliver secure,
 cohesive and flexible solutions that help protect America and make it run more
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