Duane Andrews served as Chief Executive Officer of QinetiQ North America (QNA) from June 2006 through March 2013.  QNA is a subsidiary of QinetiQ Group plc, an international defense and security company headquartered in London, United Kingdom.  The North America subsidiary operates as an independent company pursuant to a Proxy Agreement.  Under his leadership, QNA acquired/integrated 15 companies and grew from $600 million to $1.3 billion.  He also served on the QNA Board of Directors and Government Security Committee.

Prior to joining QNA, Mr. Andrews was Chief Operating Officer and a Director of SAIC, a leading scientific, engineering and technology company.  He joined SAIC in 1993 and in the over 13 years there was a key architect in growing their Federal business from $1 billion to over $7 billion.  He served in a number of leadership roles including Executive Vice President for Corporate Development and as President and Chief Operating Officer for SAIC’s $6.5 billion Federal Segment.
Before entering the private sector in 1993, Mr. Andrews’ government service included 26 years military, civilian executive and legislative branch experience.  He began his government career serving 11 years in the Air Force, after which he joined the newly formed U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence serving 12 years as a Professional Staff member.  As Assistant Secretary of Defense, Command Control Communications and Intelligence and chief information officer from 1989 to 1993 he supervised the intelligence, security, command and control, telecommunications and information technology programs of the Department of Defense and their approximately $60 billion budget. He directed or supervised six Defense agencies, including four combat support agencies.
Since leaving government, Mr. Andrews has provided advice to government officials, testified before Congress and served on various Federal advisory groups and committees.  This service included a Congressional appointment to the Commission to Assess United States National Security Space Management and Organization (2000-2001), chair of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Information Warfare – Defense (1995-1996) and a Commissioner on the DOD/DCI Joint Security Commission (1993-1994).

In addition to service on the QNA and SAIC Boards, Mr. Andrews has served on a number of industry association/community boards including the Electronic Industries Association, Professional Services Council and World Affairs Council of Washington.  He was Chairman of the Board of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) from 2006 to 2008 and currently serves on their Executive Committee.

Industry recognition has included AFCEA’s David Sarnoff Award and induction into the Post Newsweek Information Resource Management Hall of Fame and Executive Mosaic’s Washington 100.  Civilian government awards include the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service and the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal.  Military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, Air Force Commendation Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.

A native of Florida, Mr. Andrews earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida and went on to gain a Master’s degree in Management and Supervision from Central Michigan University.