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Antitrust Division

Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium, Inc.

Notice is hereby given that, on August 3, 2009, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301et seq.("the Act"), Network Centric Operations Consortium, Inc. ("NCOIC") has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA; NetCentOps Consulting, Wilmington, DE; Intelligent Integration, La Jolla, CA; Mangin, Inc., Arroyo Grande, CA; and Mark A. Wainwright (individual member), Nashua, NH have been added as parties to this venture. Also, PT Ltd., Diegem, BELGIUM has withdrawn as a party to this venture.

No other changes have been made in either the membership or planned activity of the group research project. Membership in this group research project remains open, and NCOIC intends to file additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership.

On November 19, 2004, NCOIC filed its original notification pursuant to Section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in theFederal Registerpursuant to Section 6(h) of the Act on February 2, 2005 (70 FR 5486).

The last notification was filed with the Department on May 12, 2009. A notice was published in theFederal Registerpursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on June 15, 2009 (74 FR 28277).

Patricia A. Brink, Deputy Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.