Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Visits Exponent

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Exponent, Inc.

    MENLO PARK, Calif., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, April 9, 2001,
 Exponent, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPO) hosted the Chief of Staff of the United States
 Army, General Eric K. Shinseki, and Project Manager (PM) -- Soldier Systems,
 Col. Bruce Jette, to review the status of the Army's Land Warrior project and
 to discuss how the development approach that has worked in the Land Warrior
 project might be applied to other Army programs.  In particular,
 General Shinseki, who has been leading the Army's Transformation Strategy to
 develop an Objective Force, which is responsive, deployable, agile, versatile,
 lethal, survivable, and sustainable, is looking for ways to speed its
 development and deployment.  His interest in the Land Warrior program, in
 large part, centered around the success that was achieved by PM-Soldier
 Systems' willingness to adopt a new business model atypical for government
 programs.  Exponent and Project-Manager -- Soldier Systems have formed a
 government-contractor partnership, based on commercial business practices,
 which enables aggressive product development in short time frames.
     "We are very proud of the speed with which we, and our fellow team
 members, have been able to develop a complex system for the Army," said
 Michael R. Gaulke, President and Chief Executive Officer of Exponent.  "The
 Chief's visit to understand how we were able to accomplish what we did,
 leveraging the use of commercial off-the-shelf technology in an accelerated
 timeframe, is a testament to this new approach to development.  We are excited
 about our role in helping change the development paradigm."
     Exponent, Inc., is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm
 with expertise in over 70 technical disciplines.  Exponent's multidisciplinary
 organization of engineers, scientists, physicians and business consultants,
 addresses complicated issues facing industry and government today.  The firm's
 consultants provide product design analysis, development, and testing; analyze
 failures and accidents to determine their cause and prevention; and evaluate
 environmental and human health concerns to find cost-effective solutions.
 Exponent is certified to ISO 9001.
     Exponent may be reached at 888-656-EXPO, info@exponent.com, or
 www.exponent.com.
 
 

SOURCE Exponent, Inc.
    MENLO PARK, Calif., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, April 9, 2001,
 Exponent, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPO) hosted the Chief of Staff of the United States
 Army, General Eric K. Shinseki, and Project Manager (PM) -- Soldier Systems,
 Col. Bruce Jette, to review the status of the Army's Land Warrior project and
 to discuss how the development approach that has worked in the Land Warrior
 project might be applied to other Army programs.  In particular,
 General Shinseki, who has been leading the Army's Transformation Strategy to
 develop an Objective Force, which is responsive, deployable, agile, versatile,
 lethal, survivable, and sustainable, is looking for ways to speed its
 development and deployment.  His interest in the Land Warrior program, in
 large part, centered around the success that was achieved by PM-Soldier
 Systems' willingness to adopt a new business model atypical for government
 programs.  Exponent and Project-Manager -- Soldier Systems have formed a
 government-contractor partnership, based on commercial business practices,
 which enables aggressive product development in short time frames.
     "We are very proud of the speed with which we, and our fellow team
 members, have been able to develop a complex system for the Army," said
 Michael R. Gaulke, President and Chief Executive Officer of Exponent.  "The
 Chief's visit to understand how we were able to accomplish what we did,
 leveraging the use of commercial off-the-shelf technology in an accelerated
 timeframe, is a testament to this new approach to development.  We are excited
 about our role in helping change the development paradigm."
     Exponent, Inc., is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm
 with expertise in over 70 technical disciplines.  Exponent's multidisciplinary
 organization of engineers, scientists, physicians and business consultants,
 addresses complicated issues facing industry and government today.  The firm's
 consultants provide product design analysis, development, and testing; analyze
 failures and accidents to determine their cause and prevention; and evaluate
 environmental and human health concerns to find cost-effective solutions.
 Exponent is certified to ISO 9001.
     Exponent may be reached at 888-656-EXPO, info@exponent.com, or
 www.exponent.com.
 
 SOURCE  Exponent, Inc.