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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, 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). 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 and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University. She completed a graduate certificate in government contracting at George Washington University 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 of QinetiQ, Inc., one of the world's leading defense and security technology companies founded from the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (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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