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|Raytheon to Host Virginia Governor, Local Technology Leaders at New Herndon Offices|
DULLES, Va., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will formally dedicate new offices for its Herndon, Va.-based Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions unit with a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 29 featuring remarks by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.
In his address, McDonnell will highlight how the technology sector is contributing to Virginia's job growth and economic prosperity. Other scheduled speakers include Bobbie Kilberg, president and CEO of the Northern Virginia Technology Council; Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority; Steve Hawkins, vice president of Raytheon Information Security Solutions; and Ed Hammersla, chief operating officer, Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions.
"Job creation is the top priority of my administration, and we are working closely with companies in Virginia to assist them in creating more jobs every day to help put the Commonwealth on the fast track to economic recovery," said McDonnell. "Virginia is an attractive place for companies such as Raytheon to expand operations, especially given the large pool of technology talent in the area and our pro-business policies. That's why the Commonwealth enjoys standing as one of the best places to do business in the nation."
Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions is part of Raytheon's Intelligence and Information Systems business. The company re-located recently to its new 45,000-square-foot Herndon location to accommodate future growth, which includes capacity for an additional 200 employees. In addition to the Herndon RTCS office, Raytheon has approximately 1,200 employees using more than 600,000 square feet near Dulles International Airport. Overall, Raytheon employs more than 4,200 professionals in 19 Virginia cities. Trusted Computer Solutions became part of Raytheon in November 2010 and is one of eight companies Raytheon has acquired since 2007 to support the delivery of end-to-end cybersecurity solutions.
"We are honored that Gov. McDonnell and other local elected officials and technology leaders will help us officially dedicate our new headquarters," said Ed Hammersla, chief operating officer, Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions. "For 17 years we've had exceptional employees who've helped us grow and become a recognized company for delivering quality cross domain solutions and security offerings to both government organizations and the commercial sector."
RTCS develops and deploys cross domain solutions that enable government and civilian agencies to share and access information securely across multiple classified networks at different classification levels. RTCS' certified and accredited cross domain solutions help customers protect sensitive and classified information while ensuring that the sensitive information gets to the correct people in a timely manner.
Raytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 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 89 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 72,000 people worldwide.
SOURCE Raytheon Company