MERRIMACK, N.H., Aug 22, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) — GovConnection, Inc., a leading information technology (IT) solutions provider for education and government customers, today announced it has signed a five-year contract with the Brevard County School District, Florida’s 10th largest school system. Brevard will standardize on high-performance, reliable, and easy-to-use IT solutions for its administrative offices and classrooms.

Stephen Muzzy, Assistant Superintendent, Division of Educational Technology, Brevard County School District states, “Our goals entering into a strategic sourcing relationship were to standardize our systems management, take advantage of bulk purchasing capabilities through a centralized IT management approach, and to engage with a technology partner that would assist us in developing innovative and cost-effective long-term solutions and plans ensuring a proper return on our technology investments. We believe GovConnection is uniquely positioned to work with us in achieving these goals and are looking forward to a great relationship that goes far beyond the traditional vendor-buyer approach.”

GovConnection, as the prime IT solutions partner to Brevard County Schools, will deliver both IT products and professional services to the district’s more than 74,302 students and 4,700 teachers throughout its 100 schools. The IT solutions currently under deployment includes PC laptops and desktops from Lenovo, servers from IBM, as well as a broad array of software, accessories, and peripheral solutions. The professional services arranged through GovConnection include on-site design and installation, asset disposal, and solutions training.

Bob Howard, Vice President of Sales, GovConnection, Inc. said, “Our team is eager to assist and provide Brevard with the technology and services required for the school’s quality education program. GovConnection will help Brevard’s Division of Educational Technology give each student more opportunity for achievement through seeing, hearing, and interacting in the classroom through the use of educational learning tools that operate on easy-to-use, reliable computers and peripherals.”

GovConnection’s contract with the Brevard County School District is part of the Joint Cooperative Governmental Purchasing Program and Central Florida School Board Purchasing Consortium RFP #0600010/JO – “Technology Partnership II” – Educational Technology. Interested customers can contact a GovConnection account manager at 1-800-800-0019 or visit www.govconnection.com to view our K-12 and higher education offerings and contracts by state and vendor.

About GovConnection, Inc.

GovConnection, Inc. (1-800-800-0019) is a rapid-response provider of IT products and solutions to federal, state, and local government agencies and educational institutions through specialized account managers, catalogs, and publications, and online at www.govconnection.com. PC Connection, Inc., (NASDAQ: PCCC), a Fortune 1000 company based in Merrimack, NH, owns three sales companies: GovConnection, Inc., PC Connection Sales Corporation, and MoreDirect, Inc., headquartered in Rockville, MD, Merrimack, NH, and Boca Raton, FL, respectively. All three companies can deliver custom-configured computer systems overnight.

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