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Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ:BIRT), the people behind BIRT® and the leader in open source business intelligence (BI), today announced that it has been awarded a GOVTek award and named “Top Solution Provider to Watch for in 2012” by the Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA).

Nominees from Civilian, Defense, Intelligence agencies and industry were evaluated and voted on by GTRA Council Members and their community peers and given recognition in the areas most relevant to government IT today including social media, infrastructure, leadership, cyber security, green IT, and transparency.

"GTRA is thrilled to see Actuate be recognized in the government IT community as a ‘Top Solution Provider to Watch for in 2012’,” said Kelly Yocum, CEO and co-founder of GTRA.

"IT is quite literally the foundation that allows the US Government to serve and protect the nation and its citizens," said Parham Eftekhari, GTRA Co-founder and director of research. "Unfortunately, IT leaders and their accomplishments are oftentimes the 'unsung-heroes' of Washington. The GOVTek Awards Gala is GTRA's way of recognizing these innovators and thanking them for their dedication and invaluable service to our country, war fighters and citizens."

“We are honored to be recognized by the GTRA with this GOVTek award,” said Nobby Akiha, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Actuate Corporation. “A large part of our customer base comprises US Federal (including Defense), state and local government agencies. We are pleased the high standards we set with ActuateOne® meet the need for secure and customizable business intelligence applications which help all levels of government manage performance goals, quickly assess visualized data, and efficiently deliver citizen-serving programs.”

GTRA’s “GOVTek Executive Government Technology Awards Gala” is a celebration of government and industry IT leaders whose vision, innovation and remarkable accomplishments in 2011 have improved the way government delivers services, interacts with citizens, shares information, and protects its national assets. Actuate was honored at the Gala, held at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on February 2, 2012.

To learn more about GTRA visit: http://gtra.org/about-gtra.

Actuate for Government

Actuate BIRT open source solutions help government organizations actively measure, manage, and report on the desired outcomes of initiatives and programs. By providing dashboards, interactive reports and BIRT-based root cause analysis, Actuate facilitates accurate decision making that’s consistent with overall government strategy. More information on Actuate solutions for government can be accessed here: www.actuate.com/customers-solutions/industry-solutions/government

Actuate – The people behind BIRT®

Actuate founded and co-leads the Eclipse BIRT open source project. ActuateOne® is a unified suite of products for rapidly developing and deploying BIRT-based custom Business Intelligence applications and information applications. Applications built with ActuateOne provide one user experience regardless of task or skill level; are supported by one server for any deployment including cloud and are built with one BIRT design that can access and integrate any data source - including high volume print streams. ActuateOne adds rich data visualizations, including interactivity, dashboards, analytics, and deployment options to web and mobile BIRT applications, helping organisations drive revenue through higher customer satisfaction and improved operational performance.

Actuate has over 5,000 customers globally in a diverse range of business areas including financial services and the public sector. Founded in 1993, Actuate is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices worldwide. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol BIRT. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.actuate.com or visit the BIRT community at www.birt-exchange.com.

Copyright © 2012 Actuate Corporation. All rights reserved. Actuate, ActuateOne and the Actuate logo are registered trademarks of Actuate Corporation and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. All other brands, names or trademarks mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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