SAN DIEGO, April 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its dedicated business group of cybersecurity experts, Kratos SecureInfo, worked as the independent assessor to assist a large-scale Cloud Service Provider (CSP) in securing its FedRAMP Authority to Operate (ATO). By serving as the Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO), Kratos SecureInfo successfully helped this large CSP substantiate that it met FedRAMP's cybersecurity and information assurance requirements, a necessary prerequisite to deliver secure cloud services to federal government agencies. More information about Authorized CSPs and the 3PAO relationship is available at: www.gsa.gov/portal/content/131931 . The Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program (FedRAMP) supports the U.S. Government's objective to enable the secure and cost effective use of solutions provided by commercial CSPs. As an accredited 3PAO, Kratos SecureInfo independently validated the FedRAMP mandated security controls implemented by the large-scale CSP. After a rigorous review of 3PAO providers, Kratos SecureInfo was chosen by the cloud provider based upon its extensive experience securing cloud environments for commercial and government organizations. Kratos SecureInfo has successfully assessed hundreds of government systems and works with industry leading commercial CSPs, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Dell and many more. "We are proud to have helped this leading, global cloud service provider move through the FedRAMP process efficiently and successfully," said Christopher Fountain, Sr. Vice President of the Kratos SecureInfo business group. "It further demonstrates Kratos' leadership in applying federal information security frameworks to large-scale cloud computing solutions." Inquiries for FedRAMP services can be made with Kratos SecureInfo at 703.488.2500, Sales@SecureInfo.com or by visiting the website at http://www.secureinfo.com/solutions/FedRAMP-3PAO.aspx . 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. 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), satellite communication systems, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, missile defense, cyber warfare, cybersecurity, information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 4,300. 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 National Security related agencies. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com . 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 risks related to product failure, general economic conditions and cutbacks in spending. 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 Kratos 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 30, 2012, and in subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K and other filings made with the SEC by Kratos.
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