SAN DIEGO, Jan. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that Wayne Rogers, Vice President of the Technical Services business unit for the Kratos Defense Engineering Solutions (KDES) Division, is retiring in February of 2012. Mr. Joseph (Joe) McGettigan has joined Kratos and will fulfill Mr. Rogers' duties as Vice President
of Technical Services for KDES. Mr. McGettigan will work from the KDES Division's Dahlgren, VA office. His leadership will also extend to the Kratos Quantico, VA office. Mr. McGettigan brings 29 years of leadership experience to Kratos, including 26 years of acquisition experience with the U.S. Navy and the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).
Prior to joining Kratos, Mr. McGettigan served as the Deputy for Weapons Engineering at NAVSEA, where he was responsible for the Combat Systems technical authority for surface combatants. Mr. McGettigan led a team of 14 U.S. Navy experts in weapons systems technology to ensure safe and effective operations. Mr. McGettigan's experience also includes serving as the Director of the Engineering and Weapons Division at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was responsible for 250 instructors and 2,000 engineering students as well as the engineering facilities at the Naval Academy. He also served as the Commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD). In this capacity, he led 5,000 civilian scientists and
engineers performing research, development, testing and certification of weapons systems with a $1.4 billion annual budget. Mr. McGettigan instituted a LEAN process resulting in over $20 million saved in the first year and he also led the strategic planning process introducing a new Warfare Center business model.
Mr. McGettigan graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a B.S. in Naval Architecture. Mr. McGettigan also holds two Master's Degrees: an M.S. in Undersea Warfare Systems Technology from the Naval Postgraduate School, as well as an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
"Kratos wishes Wayne all the very best in his retirement. Under Wayne's leadership, Kratos was initially established in Dahlgren 20 years ago with eight people supporting the Phalanx weapon system. We now employ over 200 professionals in two different office locations who support multiple platforms and programs," said Dave Carter, President, KDES. "We are very excited that Joe joined our team and will manage our continued growth and support both at NSWCDD and at Marine Corps Base, Quantico VA. Joe's military experience directly aligns with our business practices and philosophies — we are very
fortunate to have Joe join our leadership team."
About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized National Security technology business providing mission critical products, services and solutions for United States National Security priorities. Kratos' core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. Kratos' areas of expertise include Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), satellite communication systems, unmanned systems, cyber warfare, cyber security, information assurance, critical infrastructure security and weapons systems sustainment. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technical oriented work force of approximately 4,000, many of whom hold an active National Security clearance, including Secret, Top Secret and higher. The vast majority of Kratos' work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location. Kratos' primary end customers are United States Federal Government agencies, including the Department of Defense, classified agencies, intelligence agencies and Homeland Security related agencies. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com.
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