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DWS Defense Systems Announces a Strategic Alliance with Protective Armored Systems, Inc.
Hauppauge, NY - Friday, December 2, 2003 (11:30 a.m. ET)

DWS Defense Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of DataWorld Solutions, Inc. (PinkSheets: DWLD) is proud to announce that it has entered into a strategic teaming relationship with Protective Armored Systems, Inc. a renowned industry leader in glass and polymer lamination that specializes in bullet-resistant and security glazing for the government, military, institutional, and commercial market segments.

DWS Defense Systems, Inc. was created in response to the growing safety and security concerns expressed by the clients of DataWorld. In reaction to acts of domestic and international terrorism, businesses are searching for better ways to protect their buildings, and more importantly, to better protect the people who work in or visit these locations. "We are proud and honored to enter into a strategic teaming relationship with Protective Armored Systems (PAS). This relationship will ensure that DWS Defense Systems' emergence in the safety and security arena will be enhanced by its delivery of high-quality manufactured glass and polymer laminated products", said DWS CEO Daniel McPhee. "Our focus is on manufacturing quality products to be used for homeland and military security," said Phil Martino, President of PAS. This strategic teaming relationship will provide PAS with the business development partnering resources it needs to continue to grow and attract a larger share of the market.

About DataWorld Solutions

DataWorld Solutions, Inc. is a multi-regional manufacturer of electronic cable assemblies used in providing connectivity solutions, which includes systems integration, for customers operating a wide range of data systems. This includes linking or connecting standard or proprietary electronic devices and peripheral components from different vendors to provide solutions for various customer requirements. DataWorld adds value by providing connectivity solutions, which may include distributed sales for passive components such as electronic connectors, electronic wire and cable, cabinets and racks and patch panels, and active components including hubs, bridges, routers, gateways and modem. DataWorld is working with DuPont™ Fluoroproducts to create market awareness of, and grow, a new category of fire safety data-communications cables. These cables, called Limited Combustible, are insulated and jacketed with DuPont™ Teflon® and are designed to fight fire risk and hazards. In a fire, the low flame and low smoke properties of Limited Combustible cables made with Teflon®, offer a new, high level of protection for people, property and business-critical IT systems equipment.

About Protective Armored Systems (PAS)

PAS is an industry leader in glass and polymer lamination specializing in bullet-resistant and security glazing for the government, military, institutional and commercial market segments. PAS custom-develops systems for a variety of ballistic, forced-entry and impact-resistant applications, including automobiles, aircraft, boats, prisons, guardhouses, courthouses, law enforcement facilitators and retail stores. Glass Laminate and Glass Clad Transparency barriers can be shaped to fit OEM specs for windshields and other curved surfaces. When PAS develops a glass barrier system, visibility is never compromised for safety. PAS has found innovative ways, ranging from chemical treatments, to advanced materials, to combine visual product clarity with superior attack and ballistic protection. And because spalling - the spray of glass fragments into a vehicle at impact - can be as damaging as the threat the glass stopped, PAS offers a full line of "low-spall" and "no-spall" barriers for many applications. With its manufacturing facility located in Lee, Massachusetts, the long list of PAS clients includes government installations, the banking industry, and a host of commercial market segment clients. PAS manufactures extremely durable and lightweight transparent armor that is made available either in flat sheets, or curved and cut to fit specific application requirements. Combining the hard surface of glass with the resilient toughness of polycarbonate, PAS Glass Clad systems are specially designed to defeat threats from high-powered firearms with low-spall or no- spall performance that meet NIJ and UL standards for bullet-resistant applications. Whether supplied flat or curved for a specific application, PAS Laminated Glass offers the durability of traditional bullet-resistant glazing that meet NIJ and UL standards for bullet-resistant applications. PAS Security Glass Clad Laminates provide long-lasting protection against moderate ballistic and forced entry threats. The durability and versatility of these laminates make them a perfect choice for correctional facilities, courthouses, and government building and corporate security applications. By altering thickness and composition (adding layers of glass or polycarbonate) PAS Security Glass Clad Laminates can be customized to specific threat level requirements. PAS Laminated Polycarbonate sheets provide protection against multi-shot penetration as well as forced entry attempts. With an abrasion resistant coating on both sides of the unit, protection is also provided against the passage of fragments (spalling) that could cause injury to anyone standing behind and/or near the protective sheet. PAS Laminated Polycarbonate sheets offer adequate protection, excellent optical clarity and typically weigh less than other bullet-resistant materials. PAS Laminated Polycarbonate sheets can also be cut to custom sizes to accommodate installation or can be provided in standard sheet sizes.

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Except for historical matter, the matters in this press release are forward-looking statements and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements reflect assumptions, and involve risks and uncertainties, which might affect DataWorld's business and prospects and cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements, which are detailed in DataWorld's public filings with the SEC.


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