Raytheon wins $32 million NOAA contract extension

Raytheon Co. has won a three-year contract extension worth more than $32 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.

Under the contract, Raytheon will support the integrated, high-performance computer system, consisting of a large-scale computational cluster and an analysis cluster, as well as a storage management system, home directory file server, software and services.

The laboratory in Princeton, N.J., is studying the physical, chemical and biological processes that govern the atmosphere and oceans. The lab conducts research on topics such as weather and hurricane forecasts, El Nino prediction, stratospheric ozone depletion and global warming.

Raytheon, headquartered in Lexington, Mass., reported 2002 revenue of $16.8 billion and employed more than 76,000 people worldwide. The company was No. 6 on the Washington Technology Top 100 list.

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