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Engineering Solutions That Last Generations Progeny Systems has earned a reputation for delivering faster, better, and less expensive solutions to government and industry. We apply the best in emerging and existing technologies to solve real-world problems for our customers.


rogeny Systems Corporation’s primary business is research, development, and integration of electronic and software technologies used to build and sustain our nation’s military weapon systems. Employing over 400 engineers, scientists, technicians, and business specialists, Progeny has facilities in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Utah, Nevada, California and Hawaii. With revenues projected to exceed $90M in 2008, Progeny is poised for continuous growth of 20-30% per year. Progeny’s success is attributable to its focus on customer success and its ability to attract, retain, and reward excellent people. Walter P. Kitonis is the President and CEO of Progeny Systems. He began his career working for a large government contractor as a field engineer for satellite and radar systems and quickly advanced to management positions. In 1994, Walt led his team of engineers to win the largest submarine electronics development contract in history. Under his leadership as a senior business area manager, Walt’s team received a prestigious Carnegie-Mellon Software Engineering Institute CMM Level 5 rating for quality and reliability of processes, as well as two National Performance Review Hammer Awards from Vice President Al Gore for significant contributions to the Department of Defense. Believing that small businesses can unleash the individual creativity and innovation needed to enhance the capabilities of our nation’s defense systems, Walt formed Progeny Systems in 1995 and established a dynamic and more responsive team that could rapidly bring innovation to the defense industry. His goal was to promote technology growth through innovative solutions to the challenges facing the United States Military. Walt is a frequent speaker at small business conferences and is a founding member of the Small Business Technology Coalition. He actively educates congressional leaders on the value of small businesses to the defense industry and has been the architect of business plans for government acquisition leaders to balance the roles and interests of small and large corporations, ensuring the best value for our nation’s war fighters. Progeny is now a model for innovation and leadership and promotes the creative use of technology to reduce defense industry costs. Progeny’s reputation derives from excellent technical performance and fundamentals such as listening to the customer, commitment to quality, and extreme efficiency, earning it awards such as the Grace Murray Hooper Award, the prestigious Defense Security Service James S. Cogswell Award, the Army Quality Award, the Washington County Council on Economic Development (WCCED) Leadership Award, and the Prince William County Exceptional Technology Achievement Award. Progeny Systems’ Charitable Contributions program supports, among others, the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, Lance Armstrong Foundation, National Child Safety Council, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Red Cross, SERVE, Inc., USO, Spirit of America, and The Tomorrow Fund. Tel +1.703.368.6107


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Walter P. Kitonis, President & CEO of Progeny Systems

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