Red Hat honors Raytheon Intelligence & Space as Business Transformation Partner of the Year

DULLES, Va., (July 23, 2020) – Red Hat named Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business (NYSE: RTX), a transformation partner of the year for the second time in a row, recognizing the company’s breadth of knowledge and capabilities.

“Through our partnership with Red Hat, we generated a suite of solutions to rapidly fill a critical gap for our customers in both classified and unclassified environments,” said John DeSimone, vice president of Cybersecurity Training and Services at Raytheon Intelligence & Space.

One of the challenges customers face is a shortage of IT professionals with the appropriate clearance to support classified projects. Last year, Raytheon Intelligence & Space collaborated with open-source software giant Red Hat to develop security-focused software development solutions. Called DevSecOps Optimization offerings, they embed security practices and automation in the process of developing code. The DevSecOps Optimization offerings ensure security is built into applications rather than being tacked on afterwards – the latter can yield many vulnerability issues.

“Our advanced offerings in cybersecurity coupled with Red Hat’s security capabilities paved the way for novel solutions that address complex, industry-wide challenges, such as ensuring security controls are in place and software is tested for vulnerabilities throughout the deployment process,” said Jon Check, senior director of cyber protection solutions at Raytheon Intelligence & Space.

Raytheon Intelligence & Space’ cross-domain solution takes a “code low, deploy high” approach, which allows developers without the appropriate security clearance to develop applications that are then quickly deployed by cleared professionals in a classified environment.

The company used a rapid prototyping approach to develop the Future Operationally Resilient Ground Evolution, or FORGE, an open architecture framework for the U.S. Air Force. Red Hat’s Open Shift Container Platform is a central component to the FORGE architecture. Red Hat was also a key technical partner during the Air Force’s prototyping phase.

“FORGE answers the U.S. Air Force’s call for an open framework to process data from satellites in orbit today and the next-generation of satellites yet to launch,” said Ted Glusko, vice president for Intelligence Production Solutions at Raytheon Intelligence & Space. “The combination of our mission-domain knowledge and partnership with Red Hat enabled us to quickly develop, test and field the FORGE framework.”

Red Hat and Raytheon Technologies have partnered for more than a decade to deliver leading-edge solutions across multiple domains that support customer’s mission-critical operations. Raytheon Intelligence & Space recently announced it is teaming with Red Hat for the $957 million Cyber TRIDENT pursuit.

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Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, delivers the disruptive technologies our customers need to succeed in any domain, against any challenge. A developer of advanced sensors, cyber services and software solutions, Raytheon Intelligence & Space provides a decisive advantage to civil, military and commercial customers around the world.