Kratos Appoints Rich Gary as Chief Information Officer

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that Rich Gary has been appointed as Chief Information Officer of the Corporation. Mr. Gary has recently been in the capacity of acting Chief Information Officer. Mr. Gary joined Kratos in 2012 as Director of IT Infrastructure. In his capacity as CIO, Rich will be responsible for all information technology of the Company, including information security and data communications.

Mr. Gary has been in the Information Technology field for over 25 years. He has an extensive career in Information Technology in support of multiple defense contractors such as, General Dynamics, Computer Sciences Corporation, and BAE Systems. This experience and understanding of information systems technology, IT security, IT service delivery, business process and government contracting has helped to build the Kratos information technology organization into a leader amongst its peers.

Mr. Gary has a technical certification degree in Telecommunications and Networking engineering and is in the process of completing course work towards a Master’s degree in Information Systems Management at the University of Phoenix. He is a graduate of the Executive Perspective for Scientists and Engineers at the University of California San Diego Extension programs, and has completed management and leadership programs at the University of New Hampshire, and San Diego State University.

Eric DeMarco, Kratos’ President & CEO, said, “I am very pleased to announce Rich’s promotion to Chief Information Officer of Kratos. Rich’s appointment to CIO significantly enhances Kratos’ overall technical capability in this role, and his previous comprehensive national security industry experience is an additional important attribute for our Company. Over the past few years Rich has demonstrated his technical proficiency, security oriented focus and his dedication and commitment to Kratos”.

About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized 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 and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems, satellite communications, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, hypersonic systems, directed and high power energy systems, electromagnetic railgun, missile defense, cyber warfare, cybersecurity, information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 3,000. 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

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