DHS awards Raytheon 5-year contract for EINSTEIN support


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The Department of Homeland Security has awarded Raytheon a five-year contract for the development and support of EINSTEIN, the system used to defend and protect federal civilian executive branch agencies from cyber attacks.

Under the contract, Raytheon will supply DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate with design, development, and operations and maintenance services over the next five years. The contract, which is a single-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract, could be worth $1 billion by the time it’s complete.

“Today’s cyber threats are increasingly pervasive and serious, and our government and private sector institutions require the best protection possible,” said Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, in a release. “Raytheon has invested over $3.5 billion in recent years to build our cybersecurity capabilities, and we’re looking forward to bringing the very best and most innovative solutions to the Department of Homeland Security.”

EINSTEIN, which protects more than 100 agencies from malicious traffic, saw an accelerated push after the unprecedented breach at the Office of Personnel Management earlier this year. Originally set to be used governmentwide in 2017, all federal agencies should be able to use the third iteration of EINSTEIN by the end of this year.

The announcement comes as DHS announced last week it awarded three contracts related to its Continuous Diagnostics and Monitoring program.

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