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Federal News Radio: DHS Picks Raytheon for $1B EINSTEIN Maintenance Contract

Raytheon logoRaytheon (NYSE: RTN) has won a $1 billion contract from the Department of Homeland Security to maintain the government’s EINSTEIN cyber detection system, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.

Jason Miller writes Raytheon will also operate the National Cybersecurity Protection System’s cyber tools under the Development, Operations and Maintenance program.

“Through the department’s National Cybersecurity Protection System, which includes EINSTEIN, DHS prevents known or suspected cyber threats using an integrated system of intrusion detection, analytics, information sharing and intrusion prevention capabilities, ” DHS spokesperson S.Y. Lee told the staton.

Miller writes General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) may also have competed for the contract.

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