Defense contractor Raytheon announced on Monday that it has opened a new cyber facility in San Antonio, Texas.
The new facility combines Raytheon’s San Antonio-area cyber talent and its portfolio of cyber offerings together for “collaboration and smoother integration for its customers,” the company said.
The new San Antonio center works with defense and intelligence agencies and does not serve any private sector customers, a Raytheon spokesperson told SecurityWeek.
The new cyber center is the latest of 21 cyber facilities the company operates in five countries, and the second cyber-focused site the company operates in Texas.
Raytheon’s cyber security and intelligence services include cyber domain situational awareness, incident response, network monitoring, vulnerability assessment, information assurance and cyber training capabilities.
The company, which claims to be the largest provider of insider threat detection solutions to the U.S. government, also works to discover zero-day exploits.
“Raytheon is excited to be growing its presence in ‘Cyber City USA’ as San Antonio plays a significant role in developing the talent and delivering the technologies that our customers have come to rely on as they keep their edge in the cyber domain,” said Jack Harrington, vice president of Cybersecurity and Special Missions with Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services business. “We expect this move will provide us the room we need to grow.”
Earlier this month, Raytheon BBN Technologies, a subsidiary of Raytheon, said that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) had awarded the company part of a $4.8 million contract to help U.S. government agencies detect malicious code and hidden “backdoors” in commodity IT devices. Under the contract, part of DARPA’s VET program, Raytheon plans to develop techniques to help analysts prioritize elements of software and firmware to examine for hidden malicious functionality, the company said.
Raytheon also announced on Dec. 16 that its BBN Technologies subsidiary is working on a program designed to help U.S. government agencies “plan, execute and assess cyber network operations.” Under the program, Dubbed “Plan X”, Raytheon BBN is developing network mapping and graph analysis technologies under a $6 million DARPA contract.
“Plan X is an entirely new approach for planning and executing cyber operations,” said Dr. Jack Marin, vice president for cyber security at Raytheon BBN. “It is a comprehensive program designed to provide easy-to-use cyber operations planning tools to users who may not have a deep background in cyber.”
The system will continually assimilate network information to create a multi-dimensional, single interface to enable planning of cyber operations, Raytheon said.