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QinetiQ North America Appoints Kimberly Rupert to Head Contracts and Procurement.

MCLEAN, Va. -- QinetiQ North America (QNA) announced today that Kimberly S. Rupert has been appointed senior vice president of contracts and procurement. In this capacity, Rupert will oversee QNA's contract and procurement policies, compliance, pricing, and supplier management efforts.

"Kim brings to QNA significant top-tier contract and procurement expertise in key business areas like intelligence and technology that are mainstays of our suite of innovative products and services," said Duane Andrews, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , QinetiQ North America. "Her experience in contract compliance, management and negotiations will play a prominent role in QNA's continued aggressive growth strategy."

Rupert boasts nearly fifteen years' experience in contracts administration and procurement, having served in several positions of progressively greater responsibility at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC SAIC - ). There, she was tasked with developing and administering multiple high value contracts that generated significant revenue for the company.

Rupert earned a BA from the University of Maryland University of Maryland can refer to:
  • University of Maryland, College Park, a research-extensive and flagship university; when the term "University of Maryland" is used without any qualification, it generally refers to this school
 and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University, mainly at Baltimore, Md. Johns Hopkins in 1867 had a group of his associates incorporated as the trustees of a university and a hospital, endowing each with $3.5 million. Daniel C. . She completed a graduate certificate in government contracting at George Washington University George Washington University, at Washington, D.C.; coeducational; chartered 1821 as Columbian College (one of the first nonsectarian colleges), opened 1822, became a university in 1873, renamed 1904.  and is also a certified federal contracts manager (CFCM).

About QinetiQ North America

QinetiQ North America provides world class technology and responsive solutions to US Government and private industry customers. Our 5000+ engineers and technologists work in partnership with our customers to develop innovative solutions for the challenges of national defense, homeland security, and information access. Strengthened by the legacy of Analex Corp., Apogen Technologies, Foster-Miller Inc., ITS Corp., Planning Systems, Inc., and Westar Aerospace & Defense Group, QinetiQ North America offers a wealth of technical expertise in four sectors: technology solutions, systems engineering, IT services and mission solutions.

QinetiQ North America is a wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary

A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.

In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners.
 of QinetiQ, Inc., one of the world's leading defense and security technology companies founded from the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency The Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (normally known as DERA) was a part of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) until July 2, 2001. At the time it was the United Kingdom's largest science and technology organisation.  (DERA) of the UK Ministry of Defense. Our affiliation with QinetiQ gives our customers unparalleled access to the output of 50 years of national investment at the forefront of technology.
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Date:Aug 29, 2007
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