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                              EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

     This Agreement is made by and between Emaginet, Inc. (the "Company"), a
Delaware corporation whose address is 6903 Rockledge Drive, Suite 1200,
Bethesda, Maryland 20814 and Mr. Kamran Amjadi ("Amjadi"), a Maryland resident
whose home address is                                          .


     (a) The Company hereby retains Mr. Kamran Amjadi, and Kamran Amjadi accepts
     this engagement, as Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") and President of
     Emaginet, Inc., for a term commencing May 8, 1998, and terminating on
     August 31, 2002.

     (b) As President and CEO of the Company Mr. Amjadi shall be in full charge
     of the entire operation and management of the Company, including its day to
     day operations, including but not limited to strategic planning and
     execution, funding and budgeting of all Company operations, product
     development, marketing, sales, business development and all personnel

2.   D & O INSURANCE. The Company agrees to provide Directors and Officers
liability insurance to Mr. Amjadi effective from the first day of employment of
Mr. Amjadi.


     (a) Base Salary. In consideration for the services to be provided by Mr.
     Amjadi, the Company shall pay Mr. Amjadi a minimum of $170,000.00 per
     annum, paid in bi-monthly payments. This salary will be reviewed and
     adjusted by the Board of Directors prior to May 1st of each year of the
     contract to provide for merit increases based upon standards set by the
     Board of Directors.

     (b) Performance Bonuses. Mr. Amjadi shall be eligible for an annual bonus
     of $50,000 based on performance criteria established by the Board of

     (c) Stock. During the term of this Agreement, Mr. Amjadi shall earn and be
     granted on the 15th day of each May an annual stock option to purchase up
     to 100,000 common shares of Emaginet, Inc., provided that Mr. Amjadi meets
     for each annual grant certain performance criteria as set by the Board of
     Directors. The price per share shall be set by the Board of Directors, but
     in no event greater than the market price of the stock at the time of the
     award. The terms and conditions of the Option Agreement shall follow the
     terms and conditions of the 1996 Stock Option Plan, except that they shall
     be vested immediately upon meeting the performance criteria.

     (d) Health Benefits. The Company agrees to pay health and dental insurance
     premiums for Mr. Amjadi at the family level, for coverage under its health
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     (e)  Vacation. The Company agrees to provide Mr. Amjadi with 20 days of
     personal time off per annum, in addition to the Company's standard
     holidays. Vacations are accruable without limit.

     (f)  Other Benefits. Mr. Amjadi is entitled to receive all other benefits
     provided to regular, full-time employees of the Company.


     (a)  Termination Without Cause. The Company shall have the right to
     terminate Mr. Amjadi for any reason or no reason, but in either case, shall
     be obligated to pay the full balance of the salaries defined in Paragraph
     3(a) through the remaining term of this Agreement.

     (b)  Termination Events. The occurrence of any of the following events
     during the term of the Agreement shall also constitute Termination Without
     Cause and subject to the payment provision defined in Paragraph 4(a): (i)
     Mr. Amjadi's base salary is reduced for any reason without his consent;
     (ii) the Company is taken over, sold, or involved in a merger or
     acquisition of any kind, and the same salary is not offered to him for the
     remaining term of this agreement.

     (c)  Termination With Cause. Termination for cause shall mean only
     termination for gross or serious financial or felony misconduct by Mr.
     Amjadi in connection with his employment. Non-performance on the Company's
     business objectives shall not be deemed grounds for termination with cause.
     If terminated with cause, the payment provision defined in Paragraph 4(a)
     shall not be in effect.


     (a)  Mr. Amjadi acknowledges that during the term of the Agreement he will
     have access to and become familiar with various trade secrets, confidential
     and proprietary information of the Company, that such information is the
     property of the Company and that it shall not be used or disclosed during
     the term of his employment or for one year thereafter.

     (b)  Mr. Amjadi also agrees that for period of one year subsequent to his
     termination of employment he will not compete directly with or be employed
     in any way, by individuals, companies, entities or interests that compete
     directly with the Company on any of the products that the Company has
     developed or is in the process of developing at the time of his
     termination. Subsequent to this one year non-compete period, Mr. Amjadi
     shall continue to protect as confidential and not use any intellectual
     property belonging to the Company, but may use other information he
     acquired as an executive of the Company.

6.   ASSIGNMENT. The parties acknowledge that a successor to the Company under
a sale, merger or acquisition shall be bound by all of the terms and conditions
of this Agreement.

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7.   SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this Agreement is adjudged by any court
to be void or unenforceable in whole or in part, this adjudication shall not
effect the validity of the remainder of the Agreement. Each provision,
paragraph and subpart of this Agreement is separable from every other
provision, paragraph and subpart and constitutes a separate and distinct

8.   APPLICABLE LAW. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the
laws of the State of Maryland.

9.   COMPLETE AGREEMENT. This Agreement embodies all the terms and conditions
as agreed to between the parties. Mr. Amjadi acknowledges that he has not
relied on any warranties or representations or promises except as set forth in
this document. This Agreement may be changed, amended or superseded only by an
agreement in writing signed by the parties.


     (a)  Mandatory Arbitration. The parties agree that any dispute under this
     Agreement, including termination, shall be subject to mandatory arbitration
     pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association. The parties
     acknowledge that arbitration is the sole remedy available to them regarding
     their claims under this Agreement. Provided, however, that if the Company
     fails to comply with its obligations in paragraph 4(a) or (b) Mr. Amjadi
     shall have the right to seek injunctive relief to enforce the Agreement.
     Mr. Amjadi and the Company otherwise agree to waive all fights to litigate
     disputes under this Agreement in federal or state court. This provision to
     arbitrate any dispute in connection with the terms and conditions of this
     Agreement shall survive termination of this Agreement.

     (b)  Arbitration Procedures. Unless the parties to the arbitration agree
     otherwise, the arbitration shall take place in Montgomery County, Maryland.
     The arbitration award shall be final and binding upon the parties and may
     be entered in any court having jurisdiction. The parties will use a single
     arbitrator and shall divide the costs of the arbitration equally. Each
     party shall bear its own attorney's fees and costs for the arbitration.

Mr. Kamran Amjadi                  EMAGINET, INC.

/s/ Kamran Amjadi                  By:   /s/ Mehrdad Akhavan
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                                   Title: Executive Vice President

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