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Raytheon Weather Program Achieves New International Standard for Information Technology Service Management

Achieving ISO 20000:2005 information technology registration

RESTON, Va., Sept. 30, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has successfully achieved an ISO 20000:2005 registration, the first international standard for information service management.

The AWIPS program provides operations and maintenance of the National Weather Service's critical weather infrastructure. The Raytheon AWIPS team is only the eighth organization in the United States to achieve the ISO 20000:2005 registration for information technology service management.

ISO 20000:2005 promotes the adoption of an integrated, interrelated process to effectively deliver managed services. The standard involves the successful implementation of an information technology infrastructure library framework, a collection of industry best practices for IT service delivery.

"The ISO 20000:2005 registration reflects Raytheon's commitment to deliver the best and reliable IT solutions to enable our customer's success," said TW Scott, Raytheon Information Solutions vice president. "We are proud to ensure that the best IT systems support the National Weather Service's mission of distributing critical weather data to meteorologists and the public."

Raytheon Company, with 2007 sales of $21.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 85 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 72,000 people worldwide.

  Keith Little

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Keith Little, +1-703-849-1675

Web site: http://www.raytheon.com/

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