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2011-02-09 10:15:00

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- QinetiQ North America announced today an award from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on a contract option worth up to $15.6M to provide Asset Tracking Services. Under FEMA's Total Asset Visibility Program, QinetiQ North America will provide continued integration with the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) and FEMA's technical architecture, as well as surge capabilities for disaster operations. Additionally, QinetiQ North America...

2011-02-03 12:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A contract with a potential value of $80.6 million has been awarded to CAS, Inc., a subsidiary of Wyle, to provide program support to the Army's Utility Helicopter's Project Manager's Office. The new five-year task order is a follow-on contract to Wyle's express task order from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command. The Wyle CAS Group support to the program office includes: resource management support, cost...

2011-01-24 09:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- QinetiQ North America today announced the appointment of Bill Goss as executive vice president and chief financial officer, with responsibility for finance and accounting, treasury and risk management. Bill has served as chief financial officer of QinetiQ North America's Systems Engineering Group since October 2006, where he had responsibility for the Group's accounting, finance, contracts, facilities and IT activities. "Bill brings a wealth of...

2011-01-18 08:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- QinetiQ North America today announced the appointment of John Lambeth as chief information officer. He will be responsible for strategic development of the company's information technology (IT) capabilities and management of its IT network infrastructure. Lambeth joins QinetiQ North America from Blackboard, Inc., where he was vice president of the Technology Solutions Group. There, he was responsible for IT strategy, budget development and...

2011-01-07 00:00:48

QinetiQ North America today announced that the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps have selected SWATS® (Shoulder-Worn Acoustic Targeting System) as their solution of choice for individual gunfire detection systems. In use today in Afghanistan and Iraq, SWATS is quickly becoming the global standard for wearable gunfire detection. Reston, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 06, 2011 QinetiQ North America today announced that the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps have selected SWATS®...

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2010-12-25 03:15:00

Officials from the international governing body for air sports records have confirmed that a solar-powered aircraft set a new standard for longest time spent in flight back in July. The UK-built Zephyr unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) set a total of three records during its flight earlier this year, which officially clocked in at 336 hours, 22 minutes and eight seconds, according to the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI). The Zephyr also set a new flight duration record for unmanned...

2010-12-07 09:19:00

Veteran Industry Executives Join Leading Information Technology Services Company SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Interactive Technology Solutions (ITSolutions), headquartered in Silver Spring, MD, today announced that Todd Stottlemyer will join ITSolutions as its Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2011. Stefan Lalos, ITSolutions founder and current CEO, will remain active and involved as a member of the Company's Board of Directors. Additionally, Tom...

2010-11-09 14:00:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Boscobel Marketing Communications, Inc. today announced that the branding and public relations firm has received the prestigious Silver Davey Award for their work on QinetiQ North America's 2009-2010 print ad campaign. This is the second international Silver Davey that Boscobel has received for their work in print advertising, having previously won one for the promotion of the Booz Allen Classic PGA golf tournament. Competition was high...

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2010-07-24 06:40:00

The UK-built Zephyr unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) took its place in history by becoming the first aircraft to stay afloat for 336 hours and 24 minutes. The solar-powered craft completed two weeks of non-stop flight above a U.S. Army range in Arizona before being ordered to land. The Qinetiq company that developed the Zephyr said the UAV had nothing to prove by staying in the air any longer. It broke all endurance records for an unpiloted vehicle before it landed on Friday. "We are just...

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2010-07-17 06:30:00

The Zephyr solar-powered plane recently broke the endurance record for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The aircraft took off from the U.S. Army's Yuma Providing Ground in Arizona last Friday and is still in the air. Its non-stop operation has gone five times longer than the official mark recognized by the world air sports federation. The defense and research company Qinetiq has developed the UK-built Zephyr. Jon Saltmarsh, its project manager, told BBC news that Zephyr would be...


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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.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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