QinetiQ North America Demonstrates Quality Credentials

RESTON, Va. , Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- QinetiQ North America's Federal Solutions Business Unit, a component of the company's Mission Solutions group, has received Accredited Training Provider status from the Examination Institute for Information Science (EXIN). This credential allows Federal Solutions to offer Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL(R)) and ISO: 20000-based training.

ITIL is becoming the standard for IT service management in government agencies and many leading businesses. QinetiQ North America's Federal Solutions unit is now accredited as an EXIN Partner and Accredited Training Provider for courses leading to the Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management, the ITIL V3 Foundation Certificate, and the ITIL V3 Foundation Bridge Certificate. ITIL Consulting, Training and Certification are offered through Federal Solutions' IT Service Management Center of Expertise.

In a related development, QinetiQ North America joined the Systems and Software Consortium, Inc. (SSCI) as a full corporate member. Full membership gives all QinetiQ North America employees access to Consortium training, products, tools and services that support systems and software development lifecycles. "The SSCI looks forward to the partnership with QinetiQ North America," says Cheryl Parker , SSCI Director of Member Relations Management. "As partners, our staff will offer technical expertise to help improve system and software development processes, support the advancement of innovative engineering methods and tools to assist QinetiQ North America to optimize performance on programs, and achieve quality goals."

All three QinetiQ North America Business Groups (Mission Solutions Group, Systems Engineering Group, and Technical Solutions Group) have achieved Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) ratings. The ratings point to a company-wide culture of continuous improvement and quality service. Mission Solutions Group's Federal Solutions maintains a CMMI Level 3 Maturity rating and a Capability Level 4 for Verification, Systems Engineering Group also maintains a Level 3 Maturity rating, and Technical Solutions Group's Planning Systems Inc. (PSI) subsidiary has earned a Level 3 Maturity rating.

About QinetiQ North America

QinetiQ (pronounced "kinetic") North America Operations LLC provides world-class technology and responsive solutions to U.S. government customers. With more than 6,000 engineers, scientists and professionals working in partnership with customers, QinetiQ North America develops innovative technology solutions to meet the challenges of national defense, homeland security and information access. QinetiQ North America is part of QinetiQ Group plc, one of the world's leading defense and security technology companies. For more information, please visit www.QinetiQ-NA.com.

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