MCKINNEY, Texas, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Information
Technology has selected Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) to provide information
security systems for its Homeland Secure Data Network (HSDN) program.
As part of the task order award by General Services Administration Federal
Technology Service (FTS) under the Millennia Government Wide Acquisition
Contract, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) selected Northrop
Grumman to design, implement and operate HSDN.
The program establishes a classified information network that will give
DHS a modern infrastructure for the secure communication of classified
information. When completed, HSDN will be a private, certified, and accredited
network that will help the DHS to protect America from terrorism.
"Raytheon has a vital role in HSDN: to protect and defend the classified
information network against potential invasion by hackers, viruses and other
destructive forces," said Dr. Hugo Poza, vice president of Raytheon's Homeland
Security Strategic Business Area. "Our pledge to Northrop Grumman and to the
Department of Homeland Security is to develop, implement and maintain
technical solutions, tools and system configurations that will assure the
HSDN builds upon Raytheon's four-year involvement in the Navy and Marine
Corps Intranet (NMCI) program for which the company developed, implemented and
maintained information security systems for NMCI's 300,000 users and its four
network operation centers.
Raytheon Company, with 2003 sales of $18.1 billion, is an industry leader
in defense and government electronics, space, information technology,
technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With
headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 78,000 people worldwide.
Note to editors:
DHS announced the award of HSDN to Northrop Grumman on April 12, 2004
SOURCE: Raytheon Company
Web site: http://www.raytheon.com/