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After having recently been awarded a $1 billion contract to protect the networks of dozens of federal agencies from cyber threats, Raytheon plans to hire more than 140 employees in Pensacola.

Raytheon was picked in September by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as the prime contractor and systems integrator for the department’s Network Security Deployment division.

According to Raytheon, the contract delivers full lifecycle development and sustainment for the National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS). The NCPS assists more than 100 federal civilian government agencies with the protection of their networks against advanced cyber threats.

160225-N-PU674-038 PENSACOLA, Fla. (Feb. 25, 2016) Information warfare students at the Center for Information Dominance Unit Corry Station  march from class and pass before one of Naval Air Station Pensacola Corry Station's historic buildings, dating back to when Corry was an aviation training field. About 2,200 students train every day at Corry. (U.S. Navy photo by Carla M. McCarthy/Released)

Information warfare students at Corry Station. About 2,200 students train every day at Corry. (Carla M. McCarthy/Special to The Pulse)

Under this contract, Raytheon will support the government in the design, development, operations and maintenance services for the NCPS.Raytheon will build the mission critical cybersecurity solutions that will enable the timely dissemination of threat warnings and improve information sharing across DHS’s stakeholder community.

Raytheon will be hosting an open house in Pensacola to attract local cyber talent who will be critical to the program’s success. More information on the open house and available positions can be found here.

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