updated 6/15/2011 8:16:53 AM ET 2011-06-15T12:16:53

SAN DIEGO, June 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that Mark Bonatucci has joined the company in the role of Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, Public Safety and Security Solutions Division (PSS).

In this role, Bonatucci will be responsible for driving Kratos' PSS growth through the development and sale of solutions that combine technologies and provide customers with advanced engineering, public safety and security systems, IT services and solutions for the federal government, state and local agencies and commercial applications.

"Mark Bonatucci brings more than 28 years of industry-relevant experience to Kratos," said Ben Goodwin, President of Kratos PSS. "His experience and drive will strengthen our ability to address the needs of the growing and complex security solutions marketplace and will help accelerate Kratos' growth across our core areas of expertise."

Prior to joining Kratos, Bonatucci was Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Program Capture at ICx Technologies, Inc. which he joined in December 2006. Prior to joining ICx, Bonatucci was Director of Secure Enterprise Advanced Solutions at Lockheed Martin. Over the past eight years, Bonatucci has led and been a key factor in the successful capture of over $1 billion dollars of competitive business in the Security Solutions and Command, Control and Communications markets. His work has spanned and touched customers ranging from Transit Agencies to DHS to DoD, as well as commercial customers. Bonatucci's career includes experience and leadership positions in both international and domestic markets in operations, program management, business development, and systems engineering. He is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, an active member of its alumni association, and a member of several professional organizations. Bonatucci's office will be located at Kratos PSS Mid-Atlantic's offices in Lorton, VA.

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 priorities. 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), 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 3,900, 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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Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are made on the basis of the current beliefs, expectations and assumptions of the management of Kratos and are subject to significant risks and uncertainty, including, without limitation, statements regarding the services provided under the awarded contracts and anticipated customer relationships.  Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. All such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise these statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. For a further discussion of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to the business of Kratos in general, see the risk disclosures in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Kratos for the year ended December 26, 2010, and in subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K and other filings made with the SEC by Kratos. 

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