A Message From Mark E. Russell
Vice President of Engineering, Technology and Mission Assurance
Raytheon has a long history of providing solutions to complex environmental issues. Our innovative sensing, communications, processing and visualization technologies quickly and reliably provide decision makers with environmental information for land, sea and air.
This Environment issue of Technology Today features articles that demonstrate Raytheon's leading role in environmental science and engineering. We are engaged at all levels from basic science, to managing environmental support activities and providing scientific instrumentation to academia and government agencies, to integrating large-scale environmental monitoring systems.
Many of our world's complex climate and environmental challenges are system-of-systems problems, where Raytheon has deep technical expertise. We apply our domain knowledge to help customers define climate issues, provide actionable information and develop tools to measure outcomes. By successfully partnering with government, academia and industry, we have delivered these capabilities from the remote regions of the Amazon to space.
As for initiatives related to sustainability, Raytheon has managed the National Science Foundation U.S. Antarctic Program since 2000, supporting scientific activities while also minding the region's environmental preservation. Internally, as responsible citizens, we are employing clean energy and conservation measures to minimize our energy footprint and our environmental impact.
In this issue's Leaders Corner, Dan Crowley, president of Raytheon Network Centric Systems, discusses leadership, customer engagement and NCS' breadth of technology. Dan believes in turning challenges into opportunities by leveraging technology differentiators and providing new and innovative products, solutions and services.
In Meet a Raytheon Leader, Brian Wells, vice president of Corporate Engineering, talks about promoting synergy across the businesses, driving the use of common processes and encouraging the use of environmentally-safe resources. An advocate for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, Brian led efforts to identify leverage points within the U.S. education system to advance STEM.
The Events section highlights Raytheon's participation in the 2011 Energy, Environment, Defense and Security Conference, as well as our 2010 Excellence in Engineering and Technology Awards, Excellence in Operations and Quality Awards, and Raytheon Six Sigma™ Awards.
We also graduated our first class of 22 Master of Science in systems engineering students from the Johns Hopkins University. Our Special Interest and EYE on Technology sections complete this issue with information about statistically-based test optimization and innovative technology developments.
Mark E. Russell