back to article QinetiQ buys spooks' secure-messaging provider

British warboffinry spinoff firm QinetiQ announced today that it had acquired Boldon James, secure-messaging software providers to UK military and spook customers. Boldon James was owned by private equity outfit Warburg Pincus from 1998 to 2005, having been acquired from its original owners. The company's established …


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  1. Andrew Bolton
    Black Helicopters

    Crewe & Maidenhead?

    Not exactly hidden in the pillar of a bridge over the Thames is it?

    Of course if it was, saying they were in Crewe and Maidenhead is the perfect disguise...

  2. Sceptical Bastard

    Tanks and bullets...

    ... have enough kinetic energy to pulp the marketing/PR wanker who came up with the name 'QinetiQ'.

    No, sod vehicles and guns: I'd happily kill the lexicographically challenged moron with my bare hands.

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