Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheonâ€™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 â€œfull operational modeâ€ 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 â€œadvance the cybersecurity stackâ€ for the department and cited Raytheonâ€™s efforts to help DHS build up the governmentâ€™s cyber posture through the DOMino contract.
He discussed Raytheonâ€™s transition to the Dev/Ops model from a waterfall approach when it comes to software delivery.
â€œYou have developers and operators working side-by-side delivering incremental pieces of whatever that system is ultimately going to do. Itâ€™s much more efficient both from a time and schedule standpoint, and certainly from a cost standpoint,â€ Wajgras, a four-time Wash100 recipient, said of the Dev/Ops model.
He mentioned the companyâ€™s development work on products designed to counter insider threats and the potential benefits of continuous evaluation platforms to government and industry.