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Juniper Networks' Robert Dix Selected for "Federal 100" Award

Government Affairs Executive Saluted for Forging Industry-Government Collaboration in IT Security & Cyber Defense

HERNDON, Virginia, March 25, 2008 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced that Robert Dix, vice president of government affairs, has been selected by an independent panel of judges to receive the prestigious Federal Computer Week "Federal 100" award.

"The Federal 100 recognizes the top executives from government, industry, and academia who had the greatest impact on the government information systems community in 2007," said Federal Computer Week editor-in-chief Christopher J. Dorobek, who presented the award to Mr. Dix at a gala dinner held last night at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia. "Bob Dix was selected because he has emerged as a liaison between Congress and industry on security issues - a much needed position these days."

Mr. Dix's participation as an industry-government liaison in U.S. and international cyber security exercises was particularly noted in the nominations submitted by FCW readers. As a member of the Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security (PCIS), Mr. Dix led the private sector liaison effort for the TOPOFF 4 Tier 1 National Full Scale Exercise sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) in October, 2007. In addition, Mr. Dix participated as an exercise planner and served in the Exercise Control Cell of this month's "Cyber Storm II" exercise, also sponsored by DHS.

Mr. Dix serves in leadership positions on a variety of councils, committees, and other initiatives that further the partnerships between industry and government contributing to the security of the nation's IT and telecommunications infrastructure. These include:

  • The Industry Executive Subcommittee (IES) of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), where he represents Juniper's Chairman and CEO, Scott Kriens, who is a principal member appointed by the President of the United States;
  • The IT Sector Coordinating Council (IT-SCC), one of the critical infrastructure bodies created by Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7 (HSPD-7), where Mr. Dix serves as Vice Chair; and
  • The Industry Advisory Council (IAC), associated with the American Council for Technology (ACT).

During the 108th Congress, Mr. Dix served as the staff director for the U.S. House of Representatives Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census. He earlier served as a senior staff member to the House Oversight Subcommittee on the District of Columbia, and has also held several local elected offices in northern Virginia.

"Juniper remains steadfastly committed to fostering greater collaboration between industry and government in securing our nation's IT and communications infrastructure," said Scott Kriens, chairman and CEO of Juniper Networks. "In forging partnerships with public sector agencies and institutions, Bob has been a huge asset to Juniper and we are excited to see Bob's experience and dedication to excellence recognized by the Fed 100. As recent events and global cyber exercises demonstrate, a well-coordinated approach between the world's infrastructure providers and our government and civilian clients is essential to ensuring the continuing physical and economic security of our nation."

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