Our Leadership

Shawn Purvis

President and CEO of QinetiQ US

Shawn Purvis serves as President and CEO of QinetiQ US, part of QinetiQ Group PLC. As CEO of QinetiQ US, Shawn is responsible for the complete operations of the business while transforming QinetiQ US into a world class provider of innovative defense and security solutions.

Over the course of Shawn’s 25+ years of P&L responsibilities, she has led billion-dollar organizations in the areas of defense, intelligence and cyber security technical solutions in support of the warfighter and intelligence customers both domestic and global, achieving organic revenue growth and margin improvement year over year. Her experience also includes the functional integration of a multi-billion-dollar acquisition.

Shawn’s extensive experience includes strategic, financial, engineering, operations and customer focused leadership positions within Lockheed Martin, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and Northrop Grumman.

Shawn holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Information Systems and was named as one of the Top 25 Executives to Watch in 2020/2021 by Washington Exec and WASH100 winner in 2021 and 2022. Shawn is a member of QinetiQ’s Global Leadership Team led by Steve Wadey, QinetiQ’s Group CEO and a member of the QinetiQ US Board.

Life at QinetiQ US

A sense of belonging is fundamental to a healthy workplace. We foster an environment where diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values embraced across all levels of the organization. We believe that building a team that is not only diverse but also nurturing and supportive creates an atmosphere of innovation and creativity while reflecting the unique communities and cultures of our employees.

Our employees have the opportunity to work in open, knowledge-sharing environments that encourage creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.

We are a team of close-knit professionals who are committed to helping our customers protect assets and save lives. Our employees have the opportunity to work in innovative environments that encourage creativity and ingenuity to support defense, aerospace, law enforcement and security.

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Our History

Established in 2019, QinetiQ US is a leading defense and security company in the United States providing mission-led innovation at pace. We are a provider of technologically advanced services and products to the U.S. Department of Defense and national security agencies, positioned to deliver key aspects of the modernization required to address our customers’ pivot to counter near peer adversaries. QinetiQ’s engineering services span the DoD and Intel community providing subject matter expertise in the areas of communications, sensor integration and research and development, survivability and unmanned ground combat systems.

QinetiQ US operates as the U.S. arm of QinetiQ Group plc (QQ.LSE), an integrated global defense and security company focused on innovation for defense, security, and civil customers. Operating under a Special Security Agreement (SSA) with the U.S. Defense Counterintelligence & Security Agency (DCSA), we are creating new ways of protecting what matters most; testing technologies, systems, and processes to make sure they work as expected; and enabling customers to deploy new and enhanced existing capabilities with the assurance they will deliver the outcomes required.

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Contracts, Terms & Supplier Quality Clauses

The QinetiQ US business is integrated under a U.S. Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DSCA) Special Security Agreement (SSA). This allows for greater collaboration with the international QinetiQ Group, leveraging their investments and expertise to advance technology and solutions more quickly for our customers.

Our contract vehicles and quality assurance measurements allow us to best serve our customers’ unique mission needs.

Certifications & Memberships

At QinetiQ, customer satisfaction is our top priority. Our best practices and quality standards guide our management and engineering process improvement efforts and reinforce our commitment to providing the best solutions with the highest levels of service possible.

Please use the link below to see a list of the primary certifications we hold in the US and the following organizations and consortium that we are proud to be members of.