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Raytheon Launches Information Security Solutions

Brings together decades of experience, new capabilities to protect mission-critical information for government and large enterprises

GARLAND, Texas, and SAN FRANCISCO, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has launched an Information Security Solutions practice within its Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS) business.

Raytheon, which has a 25-year track record of providing information security solutions to its customers, is applying new focus and resources to the complex information security challenges faced by government and commercial customers.

Information Security Solutions focuses on cutting-edge solutions and advanced development in information security systems to protect customers' critical information and infrastructures from the most complex threats. Through Information Security Solutions, Raytheon combines its decades of experience in information assurance with Raytheon Oakley Systems, the leader in insider threat protection, and other strategic assets to create a strong competitor in the government and commercial information security market.

Michael D. Keebaugh, president of Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, said: "Consistent with Raytheon's strategy for growth in new markets, we embark on a strategic endeavor to bring our customers proven, effective information security solutions. Through Information Security Solutions, we protect federal mission-critical information and infrastructures from attack, intrusion, disruption and compromise. We also protect Fortune 500 customers from information breaches, fraud, theft and sabotage."

Raytheon veteran Steve Hawkins has been tapped to assume leadership of Information Security Solutions as vice president. Hawkins most recently led the National Systems unit, a proven leader focused on serving Raytheon proprietary customers.

Derek Smith, president of Raytheon Oakley Systems, said: "Cyber security is a business imperative and one of the most complex challenges for all government and large commercial organizations. Raytheon understands the issues and is uniquely positioned to protect mission-critical information and systems for these organizations. Bringing Raytheon's technology solutions and decades of experience in information assurance together under Information Security Solutions provides our customers with cutting-edge, military-grade security solutions that meet the challenging demands of today's threat environment."

Based in Garland, Texas, Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems is a leading provider of information and intelligence solutions to the government. Raytheon IIS has annual revenues of approximately $2.7 billion and employs more than 9,000 engineering and technical professionals worldwide.

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 D. Little
  703.608.4230 cell

  Note to Editors:

The RSA® Conference 2008, at which Raytheon is exhibiting, is being held in the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, April 7-11, 2008. Raytheon is in booth #317.

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Keith D. Little of Raytheon Company, Cell +1-703-608-4230,

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

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