updated 2/4/2011 8:16:42 AM ET 2011-02-04T13:16:42

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Weapon Systems Solutions (WSS) Division was presented with the Outstanding Center of Influence award on January 23, 2011 in Birmingham, Alabama as part of the Alabama National Guard's Yellow Ribbon Ceremony.

Kratos WSS was recognized for donating to the Alabama National Guard's 135th Sustainment Command – Expeditionary (ESC) Family Readiness Group, which supported not only the soldiers but the families of the 135th ESC.  Kratos WSS donated money that ultimately financed the welcome home ceremony for the 135th ESC.  Accepting the award on behalf of Kratos WSS were Kratos' employees Mr. Darren Woodruff and LTC Marc Neely, a Kratos employee who has spent the last 12 months deployed with the 135th ESC.

Richard Selvaggio, President of the Kratos WSS Division, said, "We are extremely pleased to be supporting those brave men and women who support our country everyday by placing their lives in harm's way. Our donation cannot equal the gratitude we have for their service. Kratos is proud to give back to our soldiers, their families, and our community."

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a Department of Defense-wide effort to support National Guard and Reserve service members with information on benefits and referrals before, during and after deployments.  During the Yellow Ribbon Ceremony, members of the 135th ESC were honored for their service to the country during their most recent deployment to Afghanistan. 

About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized National Security business providing mission critical products, services and solutions for United States National Security priorities. Kratos' core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. Kratos' areas of expertise include C5ISR, unmanned systems, cyber warfare, cyber security, information assurance, critical infrastructure security and weapons systems sustainment. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technical oriented work force of approximately 3000, the majority of which hold an active National Security clearance, including Secret, Top Secret and higher. 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 United States Federal Government agencies, including the Department of Defense, classified agencies, intelligence agencies and Homeland Security related agencies. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com .

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