Raytheon bags $1bn DOMino contract from US DHS

Raytheon has secured a Development, Operations and Maintenance (DOMino) contract worth around $1bn from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The DHS first awarded DOMino contract to Raytheon in September 2015.

Under the latest contract, Raytheon will be the prime contractor and systems integrator for protecting .gov domain websites from cyber-attacks.

The five-year contract requires the company to design, develop, operate and offer maintenance services in support of DHS's National Protection and Programs Directorate.

Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services president David C. Wajsgras said: "Raytheon stands ready to help protect the networks of more than 100 federal government departments and agencies.

"Our cutting-edge vulnerability testing, proactive threat hunting and remediation technologies will enable critical systems to be resilient in the face of ever increasing cyber-attacks."

As part of the deal, the company will help develop DHS's next generation National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS), by delivering new and upgraded capabilities such as intrusion detection and prevention, automation, analytics and information sharing.

With 63,000 employees, Raytheon currently provides electronics, mission systems integration, C5I products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries.