Press Release

Raytheon Wins $500 Million NASA Information Technology Contract

By SpaceRef Editor
May 19, 2003
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Raytheon Company was
selected to provide information technology (IT) operations and maintenance to
NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS). The five-year contract is valued at up
to $500 million.

EOS gathers, archives, and processes environmental earth observation data
and then makes the data available to government and scientific communities.
EOS serves more than two million users annually through a network of eight
Distributed Active Archive Centers. Raytheon will maintain and operate
hardware and software elements of EOS at Raytheon’s Landover, Md., facility
and on-site at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

“We look forward to building on our 10 years of close partnership with
NASA to serve the information technology needs of the scientific community,”
said Thomas P. Anderson, vice president of Raytheon Information Solutions.
“We have focused on our customer’s long-term mission and created innovative
solutions that continue to meet their most critical needs.”

The EOS contract is an example of the long-standing presence Raytheon has
in the federal IT marketplace. Raytheon Information Solutions, the
organization responsible for coordinating Raytheon’s federal IT business
activity, has identified seven critical marketplace needs and matched them
with solution areas for which Raytheon has deep domain expertise. They are:

Enterprise Modernization Solutions

Modernizing systems through improved enterprise architectures, insertion
of new technologies, facilitation of process improvement, innovative new data
management approaches, and mission-focused operations and maintenance.

High Performance Data Solutions

Accomplishing large-scale science, research, weather, and health-related
missions through high performance computing, high volume storage, distributed
database management, advanced algorithm development, scientific visualization,
and innovative simulation.

Knowledge Management Solutions

Providing actionable information through sharing, collecting, and handling
large amounts of data, deriving knowledge through complex linkages, and
distributing appropriate, valuable, decision-oriented information.

Security Solutions

Protecting agencies’ assets and the security of the homeland through
information assurance, physical and logical access control systems,
vulnerability assessments and risk mitigation, identification and verification

E-Government Solutions

Facilitating new, citizen-centric missions and electronic transactions
through web-enabled, information management solutions.

Logistics Information Solutions

Providing physical and data asset management, supply chain management, and
logistics support to maximize mission performance, efficiency, visibility, and

Infrastructure Management Solutions

Reducing risk, maximizing investment, and increasing efficiency through
mission-success-oriented help desk, call centers, resource management,
application development, and other related IT support services.

This framework provides Raytheon with the mechanism to bring together the
very best technologies and match them with critical customer needs.

Raytheon Company, with 2002 sales of more than $16.8 billion,
is an industry leader in defense, government and commercial electronics,
space, information technology, technical services, and business and special
mission aircraft. With headquarters in Lexington, Mass., Raytheon employs
more than 76,000 people worldwide.

SpaceRef staff editor.