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OSI Participating in US Government Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) is one of twelve U.S. companies on a cyber security and critical infrastructure protection trade mission to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, September 29 October 2, led by Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Francisco Sanchez. The delegation is joining Sanchez on stops in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait City, Kuwait. At each stop, participating companies will meet with key government decision makers and prospective private sector partners.

"The mission will connect U.S. companies in the safety and security industries that offer the best quality products, technologies and services with the public and private entities in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait looking for their expertise," Sanchez said. "It's an important step in promoting the export of U.S. goods and services in order to help meet Saudi Arabia and Kuwait's critical infrastructure protection and cyber security needs."

Saudi Arabia has prioritized increasing cyber defense and infrastructure protection and continues to invest heavily in these sectors, spending more than $9 billion in 2012 to expand many of its airports. Kuwait has also proposed spending $28.2 billion on infrastructure advancements; specifically transportation and airport expansions. These major advancements provide huge opportunities for American security companies to deliver their goods and services to both of these critical trading partners. This trade mission advances President Obama's National Export Initiative (NEI), which aims to double U.S. exports by the end of 2014, supporting economic and job growth.

The International Trade Administration (www.trade.gov) is the premier resource for American companies competing in the global marketplace. ITA has 2,400 employees assisting U.S. exporters in more than 100 U.S. cities and 72 countries worldwide.

OSI (www.osii.com) provides open, state-of-the-art and high-performance automation solutions to utilities worldwide. These solutions include Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Network Management Systems (NMS), Energy Management Systems (EMS), Distribution Management Systems (DMS) and Generation Management Systems (GMS); as well as individual software and hardware products and Smart Grid solutions for utility operations. OSI is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

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