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QinetiQ North America Wins GSA eRDP Contract

RESTON, Va., April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded the Federal/Civilian Sector of QinetiQ North America's IT Services Group a prime contract to develop and implement a new enterprise software application for the Public Building Service: the electronic Requirements Development Process (eRDP). The contract has a value of nearly $20 million over the next five years, if all options are exercised. QinetiQ North America will provide the Public Building Service requirements development, business process engineering, architecture, design, development, operations and maintenance, and training.

RESTON, Va., April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire/ — The General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded the Federal/Civilian Sector of QinetiQ North America's IT Services Group a prime contract to develop and implement a new enterprise software application for the Public Building Service: the electronic Requirements Development Process (eRDP). The contract has a value of nearly $20 million over the next five years, if all options are exercised. QinetiQ North America will provide the Public Building Service requirements development, business process engineering, architecture, design, development, operations and maintenance, and training.

eRDP will automate such tasks as online surveys, survey analysis utilities, property walkthroughs, business intelligence, and non-space requirements management. The application integrates with multiple enterprise solutions and delivers functionality both on- and off-line through multiple access points, including mobile devices. eRDP will be the first application to fully leverage the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) infrastructure that QinetiQ North America is currently implementing for the Public Building Service through the eCommon initiative.

"Our customer expects eRDP to become a core enterprise application for the Public Building Service," says Sam Haidar, Senior Vice President for the Federal/Civilian Sector of the IT Services Group. "QinetiQ North America will be automating key business processes that are now conducted manually. In addition to increasing customer satisfaction, eRDP will further enable the agency to achieve its national coherence goal by providing consistent, normalized, and repeatable processes for capturing customers' technical space requirements. We're looking forward to using our Service Oriented Architecture expertise to help the government manage its real estate needs even more effectively and efficiently."

The eRDP project supports the Public Building Service's Human Capital Initiative, redefining the way PBS associates interact with their customers. eRDP is the first phase of the Full Lifecycle of Customer Interaction (FLCI), which will cover other mission-critical systems. The FLCI is the full collection of business processes the Public Building Service uses to meet customer space requirements, from request initiation through space allocation and inventory management.

About QinetiQ North America's IT Services Group

The IT Services Group of QinetiQ North America, an ISO 9001:2000 registered unit of QinetiQ North America, provides award-winning IT and engineering solutions to the U.S. government. Its core competencies include systems development and integration, program management, business information management, studies and analyses, and enterprise management and security. The Group offers a broad range of information technology solutions and services, including enterprise-wide software applications and network infrastructure environments for government agencies and commercial enterprises. Its Federal/Civilian Sector's in-house software development facility, and its program management, engineering process and quality assurance organizations are certified in and follow industry best practices: ISO 9001:2000, CMMI Level 3 and IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Clients include the Department of Homeland Security, General Services Administration, and Department of Defense. For more information, please visit http://www.3ht.com

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 www.QinetiQ-NA.com.

John Petrik QinetiQ North America IT Services Group 703-741-0300 john.petrik@QinetiQ-NA.com Michael Rudd Boscobel Marketing Communications, Inc. 301-588-2900 x115 mrudd@boscobel.com

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