SAN DIEGO, Nov. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has received the go ahead to provide IT services in support of the TRICARE Management Activity Defense Health Information Management System.
The $29.5 million contract was awarded to Kratos in September but was held up as the Government Accountability Office (GAO) considered a protest from the incumbent holder of the contract, whose claims were rejected by GAO.
"We are honored to receive this award and are excited to begin the work of providing project management services to help the military deliver a world-class health information management system for service members, their families, Combatant Commands and the user community," said Michael Smith, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Technology at Kratos.
The scope of work for the IT task order includes the delivery of management, testing, integration and development services to support new and updated software applications for the Military Health System.
About Kratos Technology & Training Solutions, Inc.
Kratos Technology & Training Solutions (KTTS) specializes in assuring the readiness, reliability and operational effectiveness of Warfighter and C5ISR systems by supplying Information Technology, Communications and lifecycle training solutions to its defense, government and commercial customers. KTTS helps organizations optimize their performance by improving training outcomes while reducing training time and costs, empowering a workforce that is fully equipped to maintain critical systems availability. Kratos defines, develops and delivers the optimal blend of media, from computer-based training and game-based simulations to full-fidelity training systems, applying advanced workforce competency and instructional design capabilities so that organizations can meet and exceed mission performance goals. In Information Technology, KTTS develops, delivers and integrates products and services that assure the reliability, availability and security of mission-critical technology and communications infrastructure.
About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized National Security technology business 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, unmanned systems, cyber warfare, cybersecurity, information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 4,400. 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 www.KratosDefense.com.
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