Beacon Enterprise Solutions Announces $4 Million Contract Award With Washington Metro Transit Authority

-- New Government Contract Received Through Relationship with Federal Prime Contractor ICS --

Aug 16, 2011, 07:30 ET from Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc.

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc. (OTC BB:  BEAC) (www.askbeacon.com), an emerging global leader in the design, implementation and management of high performance Information Technology Systems (ITS) infrastructure solutions, today announces the award of a Washington, DC based project by teaming partner ICS Nett, Inc. (ICS),a federal prime contractor, to provide ITS infrastructure services to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)'s Red Metro Line.

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Beacon recently announced the execution of agreements with ICS that enabled Beacon to participate in various federal contracts awarded to ICS, which has a federal prime contractor position as an SBA (Small Business Administration) certified 8(a) and certified DBE/MBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Minority Business Enterprise)firm.  This first contract award to Beacon by ICS is projected to bring $4 million in new net sales to Beacon.  Under the agreement, Beacon will initially provide installation management, maintenance, program and project management services, as well as camera installation for WMATA's Red Metro Line CCTV infrastructure.  Beacon will also provide future ITS infrastructure services for various projects, including public address systems, fire intrusion alarm, telephony, wireless systems, structured cabling system and networking.

"The relationship with ICS is allowing Beacon to expand the verticals to which we offer our core services, and will help stabilize our net sales volume which has been somewhat unpredictable the last couple of quarters.  Providing Rail Telecom services to ICS Transportation Division is a very solid strategic move for Beacon," said Beacon President and COO Jerry Bowman.  "The benefits of Beacon-provided ITS infrastructure and communications aren't limited to commercial office buildings and data centers, and clearly aren't limited to the verticals that we included in our business plan for 2011."

"The relationship with Beacon is a real win-win for ICS," said Khurram Shah, Chief Strategy Officer of ICS.  "Having a partner who can complement our already strong team allows ICS to expand the breadth of its services and increase the volume of service we can provide to our clients across our IT, Telecommunications and Transportation verticals.  The executive team at ICS is very excited about where the mutually beneficial relationship with Beacon will take us over the next few years."

About ICS

ICS, a certified 8(a), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) and DBE firm, is headquartered in Vienna, VA, with more than 150 professionals nationwide.  ICS is a leading provider of innovative technologies and solutions for the Intelligence, IT, Telecommunications, Transportation and Defense Logistics communities.  ICS is an experienced Federal IT partner that is able to demonstrate significant expertise at reducing the risks associated with traditionally long-term and large-scale Federal IT projects, by combining carefully selected best practices and a refined agile methodology, with a mission-driven management approach, in order to build a unified team that delivers real-time operational success, within the context of long-term strategic objectives.

For additional information, please visit ICS's corporate website: www.ics-nett.com

About Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc.

Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group is an emerging global leader in the design, implementation and management of high performance Information Technology Systems ("ITS") infrastructure solutions.  Beacon offers fully integrated, turnkey IT infrastructure solutions capable of fully servicing the largest companies in the world as they increasingly outsource to reduce costs while optimizing critical IT design and infrastructure management. Beacon is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, with regional headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dublin, Ireland, Prague, Czech Republic and personnel located throughout the United States and Europe.

For additional information, please visit Beacon's corporate website: www.askbeacon.com

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