Virginia Commonwealth University Appoints ATS Corporation Senior Vice President John Hassoun to Computer Science Industrial Advisory Board

Oct 21, 2010, 16:00 ET from ATS Corporation

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ATS Corporation ("ATSC" or the "Company") (NYSE Amex: ATSC), a leading information technology company that delivers innovative technology solutions to government and commercial organizations, announced today that ATSC Senior Vice President of Federal Programs, John Hassoun, has been appointed by Virginia Commonwealth University ("VCU") School of Engineering to the VCU Computer Science Industrial Advisory Board ("IAB").  This board serves as a link between the VCU Computer Science Department (the "Department") and local, state and national businesses, as well as representatives of federal agencies and other universities. The IAB advises the Department on business trends, provides feedback on preparedness of its graduates for fulfilling current business needs, and helps with keeping its curriculum current.

"I am honored to be appointed to serve on the VCU Computer Science Industrial Advisory Board," said ATSC Senior Vice President of Federal Programs John Hassoun. "I look forward to this opportunity as a way to contribute to the community at large by supporting initiatives to enhance communication among key technology interests in business, government and academia."

VCU School of Engineering Dean Russell Jamison stated: "We welcome the appointment of such an experienced and respected technology business leader as John Hassoun to the VCU Computer Science Industrial Advisory Board as we strive to develop curricula that effectively address the ever expanding role of technology in the world today."

"I commend VCU's appointment of John Hassoun to this valuable advisory board," said ATSC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Edward H. Bersoff.  "John's extensive background in advanced technology and business will be valuable in supporting IAB initiatives to foster the next generation of technology leaders emerging from the VCU Computer Science program."

About ATS Corporation

ATSC is a leading provider of software and systems development, systems integration, infrastructure management and outsourcing, information sharing, training and consulting to the Department of Defense, Federal civilian agencies, public safety and national security customers, as well as commercial enterprises.  Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, the Company has more than 600 employees at 10 locations across the country. 

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About Virginia Commonwealth University

Situated in the heart of Richmond, the capital of Virginia since 1779, Virginia Commonwealth University ("VCU") enrolls more than 32,000 students and is one of the nation's top research universities.  The VCU Medical Center, including the university's health sciences schools, is renowned for offering state-of-the-art care in more than 200 specialty areas.  VCU serves a vital role in educating the current and future workforce, reaching out to the community, advancing research and enhancing patient care.

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