Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

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Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc (formerly known as Wireless Facilities) [1]

"Headquartered in San Diego, California and with offices around the United States and in key customer locations, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) is an innovative provider of mission critical engineering, IT services and war fighter solutions. We work primarily for the U.S. federal government, but we also perform work for state and local agencies. Our principal services include Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), Weapon Systems Lifecycle Support, Military Weapon Range and Technical Services, Network Engineering Services, Advanced IT Services, Security and Surveillance Systems, and Critical Infrastructure Design and Integration Services." [2]


Accessed December 2008: [3]

Contract Work

In December 2008 "Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading national defense, information technology and homeland security solutions provider, today announced three contract awards totaling approximately $8.2 million, including work with a certain United States intelligence agency.

"Four separate task orders were awarded under the US Air Force Consolidated Acquisition of Professional Services (CAPS) contract. Kratos' wholly owned subsidiary, Madison Research Corporation, is a prime contractor under this multiple award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. Under the first task order, Kratos' subsidiary will provide subject matter expertise in materials and manufacturing research for Air Force aircraft systems. The second task order provides expertise to the 303 AESW/XR (Reconnaissance Systems Wing Capability and Requirements Integration Division) and the 659 AESS (Technology Squadron). Teammates supporting this task include Booz Allen Hamilton and SAIC. The third task is to provide diverse support to the Air Force Research Laboratory Propulsion Directorate (AFRL/RZ), supported by teammate Universal Technology Corporation. Under the final task financial management support will be provided to the 703 AESG (Predator Financial Management Group) and will be supported by teammate Booz Allen Hamilton.

"Additionally, an undisclosed U.S. government intelligence agency has renewed its license to continue using Kratos' Neuralstar network management software solution to manage its sophisticated cyberspace communications network infrastructure. Neuralstar is a next-generation network management platform that provides the ability to manage secure enterprise-grade heterogeneous data, voice, video, wireless and satellite systems as a single integrated environment. Neuralstar is used in some of the world's most intensive, high-security military and government environments, including DISA's Integrated Network Management System where it is used to manage the Global Information Grid." [4]

On December 8, 2008: "Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading national defense, IT and security solutions provider, today announced the award to its Madison Research Division in Huntsville, Alabama of a new 18-month Engineering Assignment (EA) valued at approximately $9.6 million. This fully-funded EA award for continued support of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) legacy weapon systems comes under the company's existing multi-year support task order with teammate ARINC Engineering Services, LLC. This is the largest fully-funded engineering assignment under this contract awarded to-date and brings the total funding of all tasks awarded to Kratos under this contract to approximately $65 million." [5]



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  1. Wireless Facilities, Inc. Announces New Company Name: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., wfinet, accessed December 10, 2008.
  2. About, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, accessed December 10, 2008.
  3. Directors, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, accessed December 10, 2008.
  4. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Awarded Intelligence Agency and Other Tasking Valued At Approximately $8.2 Million, MSN, accessed December 10, 2008.
  5. Kratos Awarded Foreign Military Sales Weapon Systems Task Valued At Approximately $9.6 Million, Trading Markets, accessed December 10, 2008.