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Raytheon Secures $34.1 Million Managed Security Services Contract

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Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) has awarded a $34.1 million managed security services contract to Raytheon Intelligence & Space, the U.S. defense and aerospace division of Raytheon and a Top 250 MSSP.

GTA Contract Examined

With the contract, Raytheon Intelligence & Space will provide managed cybersecurity services to GTA and its constituent agencies, the organizations said.

These services include:

  • A security operations center (SOC)
  • Cyber-incident handling services
  • Vulnerability management
  • Security information and event management (SIEM) engineering
  • Enterprise governance, risk and compliance (GRC) support
  • Security awareness training

The contract ensures GTA is well equipped to protect its network data and users against cyberattacks, said Jon Check, senior director of cyber protection solutions for the cybersecurity, intelligence and services division of Raytheon Intelligence & Space. It also provides GTA with training it can use to keep its employees up to date on current and emerging cyber threats.

MSSPs ECS, Sealing Technologies Announce Government Cybersecurity Contracts

Raytheon Intelligence & Space's contract with GTA comes after Top 250 MSSP ECS secured a five-year, $430 million contract to support the Army Endpoint Security Solution (AESS). ECS will expand AESS's endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities and provide other managed services, the MSSP said. It also will enhance the AESS 2.0 platform.

Previously, MSSP Sealing Technologies Inc. (SealTech) announced a $168.5 million contract with the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC). SealTech will create a cyber solution for USMC's Defensive Cyber Weapons System (DCWS), the MSSP indicated.

Government agencies continue to look to MSSPs to provide cybersecurity services across their operations. This trend appears likely to continue, and new opportunities could become available that allow MSSPs to secure government contracts and increase their revenues.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.