North Wind, Inc. Acquires Los Alamos Office of Apogen Technologies

Idaho Falls, ID. September 26, 2008, North Wind, Inc. announced today that it has completed its acquisition of the Los Alamos office of Apogen Technologies (a QinetiQ North America company), which offers environmental consulting services to Los Alamos National Laboratory and other New Mexico businesses.

Sylvia Medina, North Wind’s President, said, “We are ecstatic that our acquisition of Apogen’s Los Alamos office has closed. With Apogen, North Wind has gained additional employees that will enable us to rapidly bring to market field capabilities, environmental engineering and GIS services to our Los Alamos office.”

About North Wind, Inc.

North Wind Inc. is a woman-owned small business incorporated in 1997. North Wind has grown to an award-winning business with multi-disciplinary staff composed of more than 350 engineers, scientists, construction personnel, and other professionals who provide a broad range of environmental and engineering services. Headquartered in Idaho Falls, Idaho, North Wind maintains 21 offices nationwide with a significant presence at Los Alamos. North Wind excels in providing engineering, environmental, regulatory, construction, and technical services to government and private sectors and has worked for multiple federal and private clients in areas similar to the work being proposed. For more information, visit www.northwind-inc.com.

About QinetiQ North America

QinetiQ (pronounced “kinetic”) North America Operations LLC provides world-class technology and responsive solutions to U.S. government customers. With more than 6,000 engineers, scientists and professionals working in partnership with customers, QinetiQ North America 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, one of the world’s leading defense and security technology companies. For more information, please visit www.QinetiQ-NA.com.