QinetiQ has signed an agreement with the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency to operate all of its U.S. defense and security operations under a new special security agreement.
This agreement replaces the previous proxy agreement and covers all operations undertaken through the 2019 acquisition of MTEQ, a provider of advanced sensing solutions.
The agreement will bring together the company’s U.S. defense and security operations under QinetiQ Inc. as a single brand. QinetiQ said this is a major growth milestone for the company and will fundamentally improve how it operates in the U.S. defense market.
The agreement “enables us to fundamentally reset the way we go to market as an integrated global defense and security company,” said Steve Wadey, CEO of QinetiQ Group.
“The SSA will enable much greater levels of collaboration, making it easier to build business capture teams and to leverage investment across the Group,” he added.
The agreement enables QinetiQ to create a business focused on mission-led innovation, a strategy that will deliver critical solutions to next-generation U.S. warfighting capabilities, the company said.
QinetiQ can now transition to its next stage of integration for its U.S. business, said Mary Williams, QinetiQ president and CEO.
“This is an exciting time as we develop and execute our mission-led innovation strategy to deliver the adaptable products and services that our armed forces need, at a pace that exceeds their expectations,” she said.