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2010-07-14 10:58:35

The manufacturers of an unmanned solar-powered aircraft are preparing the plane to fly non-stop for two full weeks, according to a BBC News report on Wednesday. The Zephyr solar plane, which was conceived and constructed by a British defense firm known as QinetiQ, will be launching from the US Army's Yuma Proving Ground base, located in Arizona. The Zephyr has already flown unofficially for more than 82 continuous hours. However, as previous flights were not witnessed by officials at the...

2010-07-12 08:30:00

HOUSTON, July 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shell (NYSE: RDSA) and QinetiQ (FTSE: QQ.L) today announced a collaboration to exploit QinetiQ's OptaSense® fiber-optic Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) systems to optimise the development of oil and gas fields. The technology will bring about the ability to use standard telecom fiber-optic cable to detect, discriminate and locate acoustic events during wellbore operations far beyond what is currently available. This will allow...

2009-12-16 16:21:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Boscobel Marketing Communications, the Washington, D.C.-area branding and PR firm, now in its 31st year of business, announced that it has been named among the top 25 public relations agencies by the Washington Business Journal in 2009. Boscobel rose four spots to 19, with an income of $1.8 million in 2008. Eighty-five percent of its revenue derived from public relations activities. Last year, the Washington Business Journal ranked Boscobel...

2009-11-09 09:15:00

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Boldon James, a leading provider of COTS secure information exchange solutions, has joined Transglobal Secure Collaboration Program (TSCP) in the silver membership category. Boldon James is the latest to recognize the role TSCP plays in developing and deploying secure information sharing solutions in highly sensitive environments and commit to contributing to the integration and adoption of TSCP standards. Boldon James, a wholly owned subsidiary of...

2009-10-15 06:10:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Numerex Corp. (Nasdaq: NMRX), a leading single source provider of secure machine-to-machine (M2M) products and services, today announced that it is part of the QinetiQ North America team that has been awarded a multi-year contract from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for full program management of Asset Tracking Services facilitating in-transit visibility within FEMA's Total Asset Visibility (TAV) Program. The managed services...

2009-10-06 12:44:00

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- QinetiQ North America announced today that it has been asked to deliver 235 more of its Ears®/SWATS(TM) (shoulder-wearable acoustic targeting systems) sniper detection systems to the U.S. Army for use in Afghanistan and Iraq. The order is the final increment on a $10 million contract received last year by QinetiQ North America's Technology Solutions Group and will represent the broadest integration and deployment of the Ears/SWATS...

2009-10-06 10:30:00

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. General Services Administration, National Capital Region, has awarded QinetiQ North America a contract worth up to $28M over five years to perform information technology (IT) support services for the National Defense University (NDU). The NDU mission is to prepare military and civilian leaders from the United States and other countries to evaluate national and international security challenges through multi-disciplinary educational and...

2009-10-06 07:00:00

FARNBOROUGH, England, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- With military forces increasingly having to consider their environmental impact, QinetiQ has been awarded a 1.5 million pounds Sterling, three year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to develop and deliver PyTEC(TM) - an ISO containerised Pyrolysis Waste Disposal System - to the US Army. Able to operate 24/7 and process up to 100kg of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) per hour, the PyTEC system also reclaims up to 500 kW of the...

2009-09-08 09:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- QinetiQ North America today announced four new offerings designed to help Federal agencies jump-start their cyber security. These services can provide the fundamental framework necessary for practical steps into the world of cyber security. With this core foundation, agencies can proactively protect their staff, their sensitive information and their infrastructure from emerging online threats and risks. Reduce vulnerabilities through staff...

2009-09-08 07:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A QinetiQ North America subsidiary, Analex Corporation, has been honored as Large Business Prime Contractor of 2009 by NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The award recognizes outstanding engineering and technical management services to NASA on the Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support (ELVIS) contract to the NASA Launch Services Program (LSP). QinetiQ North America's Analex subsidiary supports NASA's LSP Team with launch vehicle system engineering and...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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