Kratos Awarded $14.5 Million Contract to Establish Center for Educator Effectiveness

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SAN DIEGO, Oct. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) announced today that it has received a contract award valued at $10.5 million, with optional tasking for an additional $4 million, to support the U.S. Department of Education's Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Center for Educator Effectiveness (the Center). As the prime contractor, Kratos will lead the team to establish a newly designed Center as the premier resource for the education field.

The Center will enhance and sustain implementation of human capital management systems, which provide the framework for states and school districts to improve their workforce. In addition, the Center will grant stakeholders 24-hour access to peer networks, resources and other instructional tools.

The TIF program will support the development and identification of effective educators to ensure that the most capable teachers and principals are serving where they are most needed. Kratos will provide resources to local education agencies to assist them in implementing performance-based compensation systems that align with the agency's vision of instructional improvement and educator evaluation.

"Kratos is pleased to have been selected by the Department of Education as the prime contractor for this work," said Laura Lanier, Director of Education Services for Kratos. "This is a testament to our team's success in building initiatives that offer quality technical assistance to educators and solutions for implementing human capital management systems."

About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized National Security technology Company providing mission critical products, services and solutions for United States National Security. Kratos' core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. Kratos' areas of expertise include Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), satellite communication systems, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, missile defense, cyber warfare, cybersecurity, information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 3,900. The vast majority of Kratos' work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location. Kratos' primary end customers are National Security related agencies. News and information are available at

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