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Raytheon Names Courtney B. Banks to Lead Homeland Security Strategic Business Area

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 3, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company has appointed Courtney B. Banks vice president of Homeland Security for the company's Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS) business. She will operate from Raytheon's Washington office in Arlington, Va.

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In her new position Banks will lead Raytheon's Strategic Business Area of Homeland Security, using resources and expertise from across the company to pursue and enhance homeland security and defense programs. Banks will focus on providing mission-assured, knowledge-driven security systems and services that help protect our nation and its allies.

Banks brings a wealth of leadership experience in the defense industry and the homeland security business sector. She comes to IIS from Lockheed Martin Systems Management Corp., where she most recently served as director of the company's Homeland Systems Solutions and Screening Partnership Program business units. In that role, she was responsible for strategic business planning and development focused on customers in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Secret Service, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Transportation Security Administration, FBI and other government agencies.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's of arts degree, Banks earned her master's of arts degree in national security studies from Georgetown University. She is vice chair of the American Society for Industrial Security's Combating Terrorism Council and sits on the National Defense Industrial Association's Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict Board.

Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS), with 2004 revenues of $2.2 billion and 10,000 employees, is a leading provider of intelligence and information solutions to government customers worldwide. Leveraging 35 years of expertise and excellence in operations, maintenance & engineering; mission management; signal processing; knowledge management, software development, information security and systems integration, IIS enables customers to make better, quicker mission decisions.

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2004 sales of $20.2 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 80,000 people worldwide.

   Darci Bushey
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SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Darci Bushey of Raytheon Company, +1-303-344-6608

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

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