Technology Today

2013 Issue 1

Raytheon Leaders


Daniel J. Dechant

Leaders Corner

Daniel J. Dechant, Vice President, Corporate Engineering

Dan Dechant assumed the role of vice president of Corporate Engineering within Engineering, Technology and Mission Assurance in May 2012. Dan provides leadership in engineering execution and oversees the development of engineering processes, tools and practices, enabling collaboration across the company to support Raytheon’s growth strategy. He ensures engineering curriculum alignment across all Raytheon businesses to improve workforce productivity, effectiveness and efficiency. Dan leads and actively participates in review teams ranging from key proposals to program independent assessments. He is focused on achieving One Company behaviors that include promoting continual improvement and providing recognition for engineering expertise; both are critical to Raytheon’s success. Dan strives to achieve cross-business coordination to offer Raytheon customers best-value solutions and technologies. Prior to leading Corporate Engineering, Dan was chief systems engineer, providing oversight and guidance to system engineering efforts enterprisewide. Prior to that, he was director of the Systems Architecture, Design and Integration Directorate within Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business.

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Danielle Curcio

Leaders Corner

Danielle Curcio, Chief Software Engineer


Danielle Curcio assumed the roles of chief software engineer for Corporate Engineering and program manager for Raytheon’s cyberrange in June 2010. As chief software engineer, she oversees and guides multiple software efforts across Raytheon’s businesses. She applies her broad range of architecture and technology experience to business software challenges and user needs, generating enterprisewide synergy for software design, development, test and support. As program manager for the cyberrange, Danielle leverages engineering capabilities across the company to design, build and operate Raytheon’s cyberrange capability. Prior to joining Corporate Engineering, Danielle was Naval Defense Systems department manager under the Systems Architecture Design and Integration Directorate at Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business where she was responsible for program execution, cost proposal approval and personnel management.

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