CHANTILLY, VA--(Marketwired - Oct 14, 2013) -  AMERICAN SYSTEMS, a leading provider of federal IT and engineering solutions and one of the top 100 employee-owned companies in the U.S., today announced that it made this year's InformationWeek 500 -- a list of the top technology innovators in the nation. Named to the list for the first time in 2013, AMERICAN SYSTEMS' dedication to its customers has led to the creation of the trailblazing programs that are on the edge of technologies available today.

"Serving the federal government, we have a responsibility to meet agency missions and exceed expectations by driving groundbreaking programs and solutions. This mission has led us to create the types of innovative solutions that define the companies who are a part of the InformationWeek 500. We are thrilled to be included on InformationWeek's list of leading IT organizations," said Brian Neely, CIO and CTO at AMERICAN SYSTEMS.

Unique approaches to unified communications, mobility and connectivity promise to make a significant impact on government productivity and save taxpayer dollars. Today's evolving workplace is no longer tied to a specific location. Anywhere employees can securely get online becomes the office. AMERICAN SYSTEMS has taken a key role in leading large-scale, distributed environments for the federal government. In one case, this has allowed a single federal agency to close 44 locations and save more than $25 million per year.

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing.

"The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It's a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer-focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "Every enterprise is now a digital business -- or needs to become one fast. The organizations in our ranking are leading the way." The 2013 honorees include industry giants such as AT&T, Boeing, Raytheon, Intel, IBM, Microsoft, Cisco and SAP. Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at

Founded in 1975, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the United States, with approximately 1,500 employees nationwide. Based in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Chantilly, Va., the company provides test & evaluation, systems engineering, technical and managed services to government customers. For more information, visit:

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