SOURCE: QinetiQ North America

QinetiQ North America

October 27, 2009 05:00 ET

QinetiQ North America Mission Solutions Group Appoints Senior VP for Cyber Operations

David F. Toomey III to Join Cyber Solutions Provider

FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwire - October 27, 2009) - QinetiQ North America is pleased to announce that David F. Toomey III has been appointed Senior Vice President for Cyber Operations in the company's Mission Solutions Group. He joins the company after a long career in the United States Air Force, where his ultimate assignment was as Commander, Air Force Information Operations Center.

"We are very pleased Dave has decided to join us," says Steve Cambone, President of QinetiQ North America's Mission Solutions Group. "Our company has innovative and unusual offerings and capabilities. Dave is perfectly suited by talent and background to bring these together into world-class cyber solutions."

QinetiQ North America's Mission Solutions Group provides cyber security solutions that include global malware prediction, highly focused cyber mission assurance, and cyber operations training. The Group operates a cyber range where it evolves solutions in close collaboration with partners and customers.

"I think Dave brings a lot to QinetiQ North America," says Keith Rhodes, Chief Technology Officer for the Mission Solutions Group. "His Air Force background equips him to understand that the important thing is the mission, and that the old-school firewalls and other perimeter defenses are just inadequate to the threats we see in the wild today. He gets that mission problems are not usually, if ever, solved by buying some bolt-on fix. The threat adapts, the threat is dynamic, and we have to be smarter and more agile than the opposition. Dave understands all this."

Toomey joins QinetiQ North America from the United States Air Force, where over the past two years he led a major cyber effort at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Before his tour commanding the Air Force Information Operations Center, he served in the Pentagon on the Joint Staff as Chief, Plans and Integration Branch, Directorate for Force Structure, Resources & Assessments (J-8).

Before coming to the Joint Staff he enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a fighter pilot. Handpicked to lead one of only two operational F-117A stealth fighter squadrons, he developed tactics, procedures, concepts of operations and training that enabled stealth fighter pilots to strike high value targets in high risk environments. He led the opening air strike of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, for which he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Toomey earned his Master of Strategic Studies degree from the Air War College and his Master's in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He began his Air Force career after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Norwich University.

About QinetiQ North America

QinetiQ North America delivers world-class technology and responsive solutions to government agencies and commercial customers for many of their most urgent and complex challenges. QinetiQ North America is an independent, innovative technology provider that earns over a billion dollars in revenue operating with small company speed and agility while leveraging significant global resources. More than 6,400 QinetiQ North America engineers, scientists and other professionals have the mission knowledge and proven, reliable performance to meet the rapidly changing demands of national defense, homeland security and information assurance customers. QinetiQ North America is part of QinetiQ Group PLC (LSE: QQ), one of the world's leading defense and security technology companies. For more information, please visit