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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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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...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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