The Department of Homeland Security has selected Raytheon as the prime contractor for the Network Security Deployment Division (NSD). This contract could be worth up to $1 billion.
Raytheon will be responsible for supporting government efforts to develop, deploy and sustain systems that monitor, analyze and mitigate cyber threats to .gov networks. Cybersecurity has been said to be one of the U.S. government’s biggest national security challenges. The White House has said that the country must take “aggressive and decisive steps to protect our networks and information”.
Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services said, “Today’s cyber threats are increasingly pervasive and serious, and our government and private sector institutions require the best protection possible.”
Valencia Maclin, Raytheon program director said, “With today’s technology, an infinite amount of data is at our fingertips, and this increased access brings increased risk. As a premier provider of computer network defense to the nation, we are deeply committed to delivering unrivaled innovation to the federal government.”
Wajsgras also said, “Raytheon has invested more than $3.5 billion in recent years to build our cybersecurity capabilities, and we’re looking forward to bringing the very best and most innovative solutions to the Department of Homeland Security.