Athenyx Acquisition Will Expand National Interest Security Company’s Intelligence Capabilities

Washington, DC - December 11, 2007. National Interest Security Company, LLC (“NISC”), a company controlled by DC Capital Partners, LLC, announced today the completion of its acquisition of Athenyx, Inc.

Athenyx, headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, is a leading provider of expert level engineering and computer systems, support for the design, acquisition, development, integration, deployment, and ongoing support of high performance information systems to the U.S. intelligence community.

Thomas J. Campbell, President of DC Capital Partners and Chairman of NISC said, “We are pleased to have Athenyx join the NISC portfolio of companies. Their expertise in software, database, and systems engineering and their reputation within the intelligence community will add significantly to the capabilities of NISC.”

“Athenyx has experienced a high rate of growth and we believe that NISC is the perfect partner to ensure that we maintain our momentum going forward,” said Theresa Harrison, President of Athenyx. “NISC will allow us to further leverage our expert technical skills throughout the intelligence community.”

Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, NISC is a leading provider of information technology, information management, and management technology consulting services to the U.S. intelligence community and other government agencies, including but not limited to, the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Energy. NISC has approximately 850 professionals, of which more than 55% hold security clearances with more than 60% at the TS/SCI level and higher.

DC Capital Partners, LLC, is a private equity firm with offices in Washington, DC, and Alexandria, VA, focused on investing primarily in the defense and government sector.