DHS selects Raytheon for cybersecurity solutions

DULLES, Va. Raytheon will provide full lifecycle development and sustainment support as the prime contractor and system integrator for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Network Security Deployment (NSD) division. The single award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract over five years with an option for some orders to extend up to an additional two years, is valued at an estimated $1 billion.

NSD is responsible for the National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS), a system that provides the infrastructure, which assists more than 100 federal civilian government agencies with the protection of their networks against advanced cyber threats.

"Cybersecurity incidents have increased an average of 66 percent a year worldwide between 2009 and 2014," says Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. Wajsgras cites his source for the incidents from PwC: Managing Cyber Risks in an interconnected world (09/30/14).

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