Raytheon to build secure data-sharing network for DISA
- By David Hubler
- May 05, 2009
Raytheon Co. has won a Defense Department information assurance and network operations contract that could be worth up to $138 million.
Under the Multinational Information Sharing contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency, the company will design, install and operate a secure voice, video and data-information sharing and collaboration environment for United States and coalition forces.
Raytheon’s multinational information-sharing solution gives U.S. and coalition forces the ability to share information across a flexible and secure environment. The system connects disparate networks into a single, integrated network that enables compartmented, multilevel information sharing.
The Raytheon team will also enhance, consolidate and sustain existing multinational information-sharing networks while developing the new system.
“Using commercial off-the-shelf products, Raytheon created a system that reduces waste and redundancy and speeds access to information. Actions that once took hours or days to be completed can happen in a matter of seconds,” said Andy Zogg, vice president of Raytheon Network Centric Systems’ Command and Control Systems.
The contract guarantees Raytheon $23.2 million for the first year, with four option years to follow.
Raytheon, of Waltham, Mass., ranks No. 4 on Washington Technology’s 2008 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.
David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.