Raytheon gets Massachusetts intelligence center work

Raytheon Co. has won a six-month, $2.9 million contract from the commonwealth of Massachusetts to install intelligence analysis software for the state's antiterror fusion center, the Office of Governor Mitt Romney announced.

Under the contract, Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems of Falls Church, Va., will provide software, integration services, installation, training and follow-on support. The company will be responsible for integrating information from multiple law-enforcement databases that will help identify trends and patterns in potential terrorist activity.

The contract includes options for four years of follow-on support and software maintenance.

Raytheon's subcontractor on the project is Knowledge Computing Corp. of Tucson, Ariz., which is providing its Coplink software suite for the project.

The mission of the fusion center will be to facilitate critical and timely information sharing from the Homeland Security Department and the FBI to first responders. The fusion center, which is expected to be fully operational by 2007, is currently staffed with 15 analysts and 23 intelligence officers.

The Massachusetts State Police Department will oversee the project, the governor's office said.

Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems is a unit of Raytheon Co. of Lexington, Mass. The company has more than 80,000 employees and annual sales of $20.2 billion.

Raytheon ranks No. 7 on Washington Technology's 2005 Top 100 list, which measures federal contracting revenue.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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