MCLEAN, Va. , Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced the appointment of Richard M. Burke as director of strategic programs of its Mission and Information Solutions business unit. In this role, Burke will be responsible for aligning QNA's advanced capabilities in the areas of cyber intelligence, agile software development, big data and mobility solutions with the missions of the company's homeland and national security customers.
Prior to joining QNA, Burke served for eight years in a number of senior positions in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), most recently as a director (SES) of the Plans Division within the Office of Operations Coordination and Planning. In this capacity, Burke led the effort to build department and interagency operations plans across the homeland security spectrum of operations, including the DHS Counterterrorism Plan, 9/11 Anniversary Plan and the development and nationwide implementation of the National Terrorism Advisory System. Prior to joining DHS, Burke served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a judge advocate and logistics officer, including service in Operation Enduring Freedom, and in the private sector as a trial attorney."Richard is a tremendous addition to our team," said John Sutton, executive vice president and general manager of the Mission and Information Solutions business unit at QinetiQ North America. "His extensive experience in strategic and operational planning, crisis management, and policy will further bolster the mission critical services we deliver to homeland and national security customers." Burke holds a Master of Science degree in national security strategy from the National War College, a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Colgate University. About QinetiQ North America QinetiQ North America (QNA) is a subsidiary of QinetiQ Group plc, the FTSE250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:QQ.L). Operating in North America, QNA delivers world-class technology, responsive services, and innovative solutions for global markets, focusing on U.S. government and commercial customers. Its engineers, scientists and other professionals deliver high quality products and services that leverage detailed mission knowledge and proven, reliable tools and methodologies to meet the rapidly changing demands of national defense, homeland security and information assurance customers. QNA is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. For more information visit www.qinetiq-na.com and join our conversation at www.facebook.com/qinetiqna . Contact: Katerina Paskaris 703-752-6528 Katerina.paskaris@QinetiQ-NA.com