updated 10/4/2010 8:16:45 AM ET 2010-10-04T12:16:45

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 4, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that the U.S. Navy has awarded Kratos a services contract to perform Information Technology (IT), Information Assurance and Cybersecurity supporting the Pacific Region. The contract is valued at $8 million if all options are exercised.

Kratos will provide a variety of technology services including customer/user service support; system operations support; information assurance and cybersecurity support; adoption and deployment of the web-centric development program; Secure Network (SECNET) administration and secure wireless systems support; and process improvement of knowledge management.

The work will help ensure the implementation of a technology architecture and higher authority that will enable access to systems and information necessary to perform intermediate or depot level maintenance jobs from any authorized location. 

 "Our relationship with the U.S. Navy is long and trusted one," said Phil Carrai, President of the Kratos Information Technology Solutions Division. "It is our great pleasure to be able to apply our IT expertise toward ensuring that the network is secure, reliable and available when called upon to support the Navy's mission."

About Kratos Defense and Security Solutions

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) provides mission critical engineering, IT services, strategic communications and war fighter solutions for the U.S. federal government and for state and local agencies. Principal services include C5ISR, weapon systems sustainment, military weapon range operations and technical services, network engineering services, information assurance and cybersecurity solutions, security and surveillance systems, and critical infrastructure design and integration. The Company is headquartered in San Diego, California, with resources located throughout the U.S. and at key strategic military locations. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com.

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