August 28, 2008

QinetiQ North America Technology Solutions Group Appoints Former DARPA Program Manager to Head R&D

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- QinetiQ North America, a global developer of innovative technology solutions for national defense, today announced that its Technology Solutions Group (TSG) has appointed Dr. Gregory Duckworth as its first Director of Advanced Research and Development. Dr. Duckworth will be responsible for identifying critical user needs and developing the technologies, industry partnerships, and business opportunities to address them.

Dr. Duckworth joined TSG's Foster-Miller, Inc. subsidiary in February 2007 after four years as Program Manager at DARPA in the Special Projects and Strategic Technologies Offices. At DARPA, Dr. Duckworth was responsible for programs addressing hidden and hardened underground facilities, developing specialized geolocation, navigation, and communications systems, and technologies for use in difficult RF and GPS-denied environments.

"Dr. Duckworth's experience at DARPA with a wide range of technologies, users, and technology providers make him the ideal candidate for this demanding new position," said Dr. William Ribich, President of the Technology Solutions Group. "He will work closely with all QinetiQ North America technical groups to develop the superior technical solutions our customers have come to expect from QinetiQ North America."

Dr. Duckworth received his Sc.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Electrical Engineering and Oceanographic Engineering; E.E. and S.M. degrees from the department of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his BSEE from Rice University.

About QinetiQ North America

QinetiQ (pronounced "kinetic") North America Operations LLC provides world-class technology and responsive solutions to U.S. government customers. With more than 6,000 engineers, scientists and professionals working in partnership with customers, QNA develops innovative technology solutions to meet the challenges of national defense, homeland security and information access. QinetiQ North America is part of QinetiQ Group plc, one of the world's leading defense and security technology companies. For more information, please visit

About QinetiQ North America Technology Solutions Group

QinetiQ North America's Technology Solutions Group, headquartered in Waltham, MA, includes the businesses of Foster-Miller, Inc., and its subsidiaries Planning Systems Incorporated, Automatika, Applied Perception, Spectro, Inc., and the research and development activities of Apogen Technologies, Inc. It is a technology and product development group with an international reputation for delivering innovative products and systems that perform under the most demanding conditions.

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