BASKING RIDGE, NJ--(Marketwire - July 7, 2008) - Avaya, a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services, today announced that it has created a wholly owned subsidiary that will focus on sales, service and solutions for the U.S. Government. The new subsidiary, to be called Avaya Federal Solutions Inc., launches August 1, 2008.

Avaya Federal Solutions will include approximately 400 people dedicated to providing IP telephony, contact center, unified communications and services to meet the unique needs and requirements of the military and civilian branches of the U.S. Government. Jeff Hansen, currently vice president, Avaya's Federal Sales division, will serve as president for the newly formed subsidiary.

"Intelligent communications can play a significant role helping the government improve citizen services and security, while bringing more efficiency into its operations," said Hansen. "Avaya Federal Solutions will better align with the way the Federal government does business to make it easier for civilian and military agencies to get the specialized solutions and services they need."

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