DULLES, Va., Aug. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has opened its newest cyber facility in Augusta, Georgia, to deliver a wide range of cybersecurity capabilities to the U.S. Department of Defense, particularly the U.S. Army Cyber Command as it relocates to Fort Gordon.
"Our DoD customers have come to rely on Raytheon to solve their toughest cybersecurity challenges – from cyber hardening to computer network defense and training," said Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services business. "Building our presence in Augusta allows us to strengthen our partnership with the Army's new Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon."
With more than three decades of experience in fighting the most serious cyber threats, Raytheon is expanding its reach by bringing its cyber expertise to the Fort Gordon area. The U.S. Army projects it will add 2,600 military, 900 civilian and 200 contractor jobs to Fort Gordon's workforce by 2019, and boost the post's student population by about 500 service members annually.
Fort Gordon is one of only a few military installations projected to grow over the next few years. Besides being the home of the Army Signal Regiment, it will continue to build the Army Cyber branch and school.
Raytheon is a recognized leader in providing full-spectrum cyber capabilities, including computer network defense, managed security services, cyber hardening, security operations centers, cyber ranges, vulnerability assessment and cyber training capabilities. The company has invested $3.6 billion in research and development and acquisitions over the last 10 years, developing renowned global talent and building resources in 24 cyber facilities serving customers in 80 countries.
Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.
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