SAN DIEGO, Sept. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Zegart to the Company's Board of Directors, expanding membership to eight Directors. Ms. Zegart was named by the National Journal as one of the ten most influential experts in intelligence reform and brings significant knowledge on national and international security issues, including the increasing proliferation and utilization of unmanned aerial systems for national security applications, to the Kratos Board.
Ms. Zegart is a Davies Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, a professor of political science (by courtesy) at Stanford University, and co-director of Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation. Until 2011, she served as professor of public policy at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs. An award-winning author, Ms. Zegart's research examines the organizational challenges of American national security agencies. She served on the Clinton administration's National Security Council staff and as a foreign policy adviser to the Bush-Cheney 2000 presidential campaign. She has testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee, provided training to the U.S. Marine Corps, and advised officials on intelligence and homeland security matters. From 2009 to 2011, she served on the National Academies of Science Panel to Improve Intelligence Analysis.
A former Fulbright scholar, Ms. Zegart received an A.B. in East Asian studies magna cum laude from Harvard University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University. She has served on the FBI Intelligence Analysts Association National Advisory Board and the Los Angeles Police Department's Counter-Terrorism and Community Police Advisory Board and currently serves on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Task Force on Nuclear Nonproliferation. She is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
"Amy Zegart joining Kratos' Board of Directors is an important development in continuing the successful execution of our strategic plan in building a premier technology and product based National Security Company," said Eric DeMarco, President and CEO of Kratos. "Amy's depth of knowledge and experience on security issues will be vital to our decision-making processes as we continue the Company's momentum in emerging areas such as unmanned aerial systems and cyber warfare. All of Kratos welcomes Amy to the Company's Board of Directors, and we look forward to working with her as we continue the execution of our strategy."
About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized National Security technology Company providing mission critical products, solutions and services 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 3,600. Substantially all 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 www.KratosDefense.com.
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