ViaSat Opens New Tampa Office to Serve Growing Government and Defense Information Assurance Customers

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ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) is opening a new office in Tampa, Florida to support the ongoing demand for the company’s government information assurance products and services. Employees began moving into the new office, ViaSat’s 11th office location in the United States, in June. An open house is planned for late summer. ViaSat is a 22 year-old company with a history of technology leadership and innovation in the satellite and aerospace industry.

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Tampa is an ideal location for us because it is close to ViaSat customers and the region is a strong source of experienced engineers with Type 1 security clearances. We have been very successful in locating offices in areas that coincide with the opportunities we see in our markets. Our Tampa office follows that model, and will add another level of information security expertise for our customers.

The new office will occupy 6,000 square feet at 5550 W. Idlewild Ave in the TIA Airport Area, the western anchor of the Florida High Tech Corridor. The other ViaSat office in the Southeast is located in Duluth, Georgia, and is home to the company's Commercial Satellite Networks group.

"We made a strategic decision to expand in the Southeast to help serve our growing base of government and military information security clients and partners," said Mark Dankberg, CEO and chairman of ViaSat. "Tampa is an ideal location for us because it is close to ViaSat customers and the region is a strong source of experienced engineers with Type 1 security clearances. We have been very successful in locating offices in areas that coincide with the opportunities we see in our markets. Our Tampa office follows that model, and will add another level of information security expertise for our customers."

"Tampa is a great location to work, live, and attract top engineering talent – with four major universities in the Central Florida region," said Fred Rhyne, director of the ViaSat Tampa office. "Our Information Assurance business is one of our fastest growing and we have set aggressive hiring goals to meet demand, including adding senior software and hardware system engineers and senior engineering managers. We are planning to hire up to 20 high-level employees by the end of the year and expect to grow this operation as we continue to invest in, and expand, our information assurance business."

ViaSat is internationally recognized for its superior record of growth and performance:

#90 in the Forbes 200 Best Small Companies Ranked #77 on the 2008 Washington Technology Top 100 Government IT Contractors 2008 Best Places to Work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal 2008 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Aerospace International Communications Award to CEO, chairman, and co-founder Mark Dankberg for outstanding contributions in the field of aerospace communications ViaSat AltaSec® information assurance products protect data on classified defense, government, and homeland security networks with powerful, programmable encryption technology, compliant with the HAIPE® IS encryption standard. The company's product line includes the KG-250 Inline Network Encryptor (INE), the first NSA-certified Foreign Interoperable (FI) HAIPE encryptor on the market.

ViaSat is working on programs to embed its programmable information assurance technology into a variety of radios and terminals as well. Examples include work as part of the Boeing team working on the Family of Advanced Beyond-line-of-sight Terminals (FAB-T) program and development of the cryptographic subsystem for the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS). In addition, the company is working with the Air Force to design and develop the next generation Telemetry, Tracking, and Control (TT&C) cryptographic unit, a product that can replace a dozen different legacy TT&C encryptors with a single, reprogrammable device.

The company is also developing "data at rest" security products and was selected last year by the National Security Agency (NSA) to manufacture its KG-200 and KG-201 In-Line Media Encryptors (IMEs) and to develop the next generation of high assurance storage media security products. These IME products will be introduced to the market later this year.

For more information about ViaSat, and employment opportunities, visit http://www.viasat.com/careers.

About ViaSat

ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. The company owns five subsidiaries: US Monolithics, Efficient Channel Coding, Enerdyne Technologies, Intelligent Compression Technologies, and JAST. These companies design and produce complementary products such as monolithic microwave integrated circuits, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, data acceleration and compression products, and mobile satellite antenna systems. ViaSat has locations in Carlsbad, CA, and Duluth, GA, along with its Comsat Laboratories division in Germantown, MD. Additional field offices are located in Boston, MA, Baltimore, MD, Washington DC, Australia, China, India, Italy, and Spain.

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Portions of this release, particularly statements about the performance and deliveries of ViaSat products and technology, may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the telecommunications industry generally. In addition, ViaSat refers you to the risk factors contained in ViaSat SEC filings available at http://www.sec.gov, including without limitation, ViaSat's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. These documents contain and identify other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. We undertake no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

HAIPE is a registered trademark of the National Security Agency

Comsat Labs and Comsat Laboratories are tradenames of ViaSat, Inc. Neither Comsat Labs nor Comsat Laboratories is affiliated with COMSAT Corporation. "Comsat" is a registered trademark of COMSAT Corporation.

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