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|Raytheon to Provide Cybersecurity Across Department of Defense Networks|
|WASHINGTON, Nov 10, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- A team led by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a contract to help the Defense Information Systems Agency develop integrated network operations situational awareness (NetOps SA) across Department of Defense classified and unclassified cyber networks.
Under the $28 million award, Raytheon and its teammates will provide a cybersecurity solution that will, among other things, enable the Department of Defense to quickly detect network intrusions and assess the overall health of its network.
NetOps SA is an emerging field that provides integrated information assurance, enterprise management and content management across the Global Information Grid networks. The GIG is a major component of the DoD's communication infrastructure, which provides connectivity to anyone, anywhere and is used for transporting voice, video and text.
"Our work providing end-to-end cybersecurity to the GIG networks is a valuable guide as we design a robust system to protect the DoD's sensitive information," said Andy Zogg, vice president Raytheon Network Centric Systems Command and Control Systems. "Raytheon's cybersecurity solutions on and off the battlefield are addressing critical gaps for our customers."
One of the tools the Raytheon team will use to provide NetOps SA is a Computer Network Defense User Defined Operational Picture, an integration framework developed by General Dynamics, a Raytheon team member. In addition to General Dynamics, the Raytheon team members are SAIC, Eye Street Software and BCMC.
Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.