MCLEAN, Va., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced it was awarded a new task order by the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center to provide cybersecurity services to protect the nation's transportation and control systems and critical infrastructure. This $4.7 million task order is the first cybersecurity task order issued under the Volpe's V-TRIPS contract.
The Volpe Center, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration, works with federal, state, local and international agencies to assess, research, develop and deploy transportation technologies, and support policy and decision-making.
Under the new task order, QNA's analysts and engineers will address cybersecurity requirements, evaluate cybersecurity tools and techniques, and develop standards for building a variety of secure systems. They will also define technological requirements for systems and controls and analyze potential cyber threats and risks to critical infrastructures.
"With this task order, we will be able to help our customer meet its mission by providing innovative services and expertise to help protect our country's critical transportation control systems," said John Sutton, executive vice president of QNA's Mission and Information Solutions business unit. "We're honored to work with the Volpe Center as it moves forward with technologies and methodologies to define the future of the nation's transportation systems enterprise."
About QinetiQ North America
QinetiQ North America (QNA) is a subsidiary of QinetiQ Group plc, the FTSE250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:QQ.L). Operating in North America, QNA delivers world-class technology, responsive services, and innovative solutions for global markets, focusing on US government and commercial customers. Its engineers, scientists and other professionals deliver high quality products and services that leverage detailed mission knowledge and proven, reliable tools and methodologies to meet the rapidly changing demands of national defense, homeland security and information assurance customers. QNA is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. For more information visit www.QinetiQ-NA.com and join our conversation at www.facebook.com/qinetiqna.
Michael Rudd, Boscobel (for QinetiQ North America, Inc.)
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