Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services business, told Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller in an interview published Friday that the company is now in a “full operational mode” on a potential five-year, $1 billion cybersecurity contract with the Department of Homeland Security.
He said the Development, Operations and Maintenance contract awarded by DHS in June 2017 aims to “advance the cybersecurity stack” for the department and cited Raytheon’s efforts to help DHS build up the government’s cyber posture through the DOMino contract.
He discussed Raytheon’s transition to the Dev/Ops model from a waterfall approach when it comes to software delivery.
“You have developers and operators working side-by-side delivering incremental pieces of whatever that system is ultimately going to do. It’s much more efficient both from a time and schedule standpoint, and certainly from a cost standpoint,” Wajgras, a four-time Wash100 recipient, said of the Dev/Ops model.
He mentioned the company’s development work on products designed to counter insider threats and the potential benefits of continuous evaluation platforms to government and industry.