QinetiQ North America Scientist Honored by National Reconnaissance Office

May 5, 2008

ARLINGTON, Va. , May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Jeffrey Goldman has received the James E. Morgan Award from the National Reconnaissance Office's (NRO) Operations Solution Group (OSG) in recognition of superior engineering, innovation, and achievement. An expert in predictive spatial intelligence at QinetiQ North America, Goldman was honored at an April 11th ceremony by OSG Director Captain Bernard Lessard .

Goldman's work integrates knowledge discovery techniques, difficult-to-capture human expertise, and geospatial information into a system that greatly enhances the effectiveness of reconnaissance efforts by narrowing searches to a range of locations of interest. These locations have a high probability of containing the items being sought. His technology is applicable not only to reconnaissance, but to search and rescue, disaster relief planning, infrastructure requirement projections, and even such commercial tasks as locating oil or mineral deposits and crime-risk assessment.

The Morgan Award honors James Morgan , a national reconnaissance pioneer who over three decades developed tasking and data dissemination architectures that became the NRO's model. Goldman is the first person to receive the award in the last five years. "I have a great engineering support team behind me to help make these concepts operational," Goldman says. "It's an honor to be included with such a high caliber of OSG pioneers. Jim Morgan was a legend who embodied the spirit of the former Operations Support Office with technical support to the military."

About QinetiQ North America

QinetiQ North America provides world-class technology and responsive solutions to U.S. government customers. With more than 5,500 engineers, scientists and professionals working in partnership with customers, QNA 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, a leading international defense and security technology business. For more information, please visit http://www.QinetiQ-NA.com.

John Petrik QinetiQ North America 703-741-0300 [email protected] Michael Rudd Boscobel Marketing Communications, Inc. 301-588-2900 x115 [email protected]

SOURCE QinetiQ North America

Copyright © 2008 PR Newswire Association LLC. All Rights Reserved.