Raytheon to Provide Service-Oriented Architecture-Compatible, Cross-Domain Security Solution
Program to connect 'open' SOAs through secure cross-domain guards
LINTHICUM, Md., June 23, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) received a $5 million contract from the Maryland Procurement Office to create a Distributed Services (Architecture) Cross Domain Service.
The proof-of-concept contract will connect two formerly discordant concepts - "open" service-oriented architectures and "closed" cross-domain guard solutions - across the intelligence community, operating at multiple security levels.
Service-oriented architectures (SOAs) are open frameworks that provide methods for systems development and integration in which systems package functionality as interoperable services. Guards provide a restrictive network interface that protect against the undesired release of sensitive data between security classification levels. Raytheon will leverage its expertise in both guards (with its High-Speed Guard system) and SOAs to provide an enterprise-capable, SOA-compatible, cross-domain solution.
"We have provided pieces of this solution for our Department of Defense customer, and now we are taking our expertise a bit further to apply this solution to a more complex concern of our customer," said Steve Hawkins, vice president of Raytheon Information Security Solutions. "Raytheon will provide service-oriented architecture cross-domain solutions to enable open system development."
Raytheon was one of only two vendors chosen for this proof-of-concept contract. A follow-on prototype-development solicitation is anticipated after a 12-month period of performance.
Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems is a leading provider of intelligence and information solutions, specializing in ground processing, unmanned ground systems, cybersecurity operations, homeland security and other markets to resolve the most complex problems for our customers worldwide. IIS had 2008 revenues of $3.1 billion and employs more than 9,000 engineering and technical professionals worldwide.
Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.
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