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Raytheon BBN Technologies developing new approach to cyber defense

DARPA's Plan X aims to create a unified, multi-functional interface for cyber operations

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon BBN Technologies is working on the Plan X program, which seeks to help U.S. government agencies plan, execute and assess cyber network operations. Raytheon BBN Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN).

"Plan X is an entirely new approach for planning and executing cyber operations," said Dr. Jack Marin, vice president for cyber security at Raytheon BBN. "It is a comprehensive program designed to provide easy-to-use cyber operations planning tools to users who may not have a deep background in cyber."  

Raytheon BBN is developing network mapping and graph analysis technologies under a $6 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract. The Raytheon BBN system will continually assimilate network information to create a multi-dimensional, single interface to enable planning of cyber operations. 

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Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 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. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

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