Raytheon identifies focus for info solutions division

The newly formed information solutions division of Raytheon Co., Lexington, Mass., will focus on four areas within the government IT arena, said Tom Anderson, vice president and chief operating officer of the new Reston, Va.-based division.

On May 19, Raytheon announced it had formed the division to deliver large-scale information technology solutions. The division draws 2,000 people from other units of the company.

According to Anderson, the company will focus in these areas:

Enterprise modernization: The company will help agencies modernize their systems through the use of enterprise architectures, data management innovations, new technologies and focusing its operations and maintenance work to helping agencies complete their missions.

High performance computing: The company will leverage its solutions in high performance computing, storage, distributed database management, advanced algorithm development, scientific visualization and simulation to undertake large-scale science, research, weather and health-related work.

Knowledge management: The company will offer solutions that share, collect and analyze large amounts of data.

Security: The company plans to offer solutions in information assurance, physical and logical access control, vulnerability assessments and risk mitigation.

The division will oversee some programs already awarded to Raytheon, including subcontracting work for Electronic Data Systems Corp.'s Navy-Marine Corps Intranet project, support of the Defense Department's Emall electronic commerce Web site, and high-performance computing support for the Army Research Laboratory Major Shared Resource Center in Aberdeen, Md.

The division also scored a win May 16. In an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity, $500 million award from NASA, it will provide personnel, materials and facilities for NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System.

While Raytheon is predominantly known as a defense electronics integrator, Anderson said he plans to make the company equally known for its IT solutions.

"My focus is to establish Raytheon in the federal IT space," Anderson said. He expects the division to generate $700 million in revenue for 2002.

About the Author

Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.

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