Last Updated: 12/02/2011*
NASA recently recognized Raytheon for its contributions in support of the agency’s small business program.
Given as part of the NASA’s Small Business Industry Awards program, Raytheon received the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s 2011 Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award. NASA presented the award to Raytheon as part of its Small Business Symposium and Awards Ceremony on Nov. 3, 2011, held in Dulles, Va.
“Our small business partners play an important role in our success in delivering agile, flexible and innovative solutions that help solve JPL’s complex mission challenges,” said Ron Stefano, vice president of Mission Operation Solutions for Raytheon’s Intelligence and Information Systems business. “This award recognizes Raytheon as an incubator of small businesses, offering maximum opportunities for small and disadvantaged business to contribute and succeed within our program, JPL and NASA.”
Raytheon’s DSIO Program: Helping JPL Meet its Science and Data System Challenges
For the past 13 years, Raytheon has supported JPL to design, develop and operate complex science, data and advanced information systems under the Data Systems Implementation and Operations program, and predecessor programs.
Together with our business partners, Raytheon designs, develops, operates and maintains complex science data and advanced information systems. Key achievements of our solutions include:
- Providing supercomputer-class processing systems for two earth-observing instruments.
- Developing software that Kepler Mission Scientists used to identify 1,235 candidate exo-solar planets … so far.
- Offering world-class science and engineering staff in fields ranging from spacecraft formation flying to highly efficient science algorithm software design and development.
- Monitoring and maintaining JPL’s Global GPS Network, and providing expertise in Global Differential GPS Operational Centers.
- Delivering some of NASA’s most popular websites in the world, including NASA’s Mars websites and the Webby Award-winning Cassini Solar System Exploration and Global Climate Change websites.
In support of JPL, Raytheon obtained Software Engineering Institute CMMI®-I Level 3 certification rating for services in 2004 and later patented the methodology to achieve it. The certification was renewed in 2007 and 2010.
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