Media group FCW honors Raytheon exec
Eagle Award recognizes Dave Wajsgras as best in class in Federal IT
Media group FCW recognized one of Raytheon’s business presidents with its most prestigious honor during its annual Federal 100 Awards Gala in Washington, D.C.
Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services business, received FCW’s Eagle Award, presented to two honorees, one from government and one from industry. The winners represent the best-in-class for 2018 within the federal IT community.
Wajsgras was recognized for his leadership of programs that make a difference in the safety and security of our country and allies. Among those achievements is DOMino, a national security program that defends the .gov web domain against cyber threats. DOMino protects the networks of more than 100 federal agencies, state and local governments and 16 critical infrastructure sectors.
Another is the Air and Space Operations Center Weapon System, or AOC WS. Raytheon is updating the existing AOC WS baseline software and developing new software upgrades to improve air and space command and control operations for the U.S. Air Force.
“We’re seeing dramatic shifts in how we protect our nation,” Wajsgras said. “It used to be the quality of the troops that determined who won the battle. Now we’ve added the quality of the algorithm to that equation.”
FCW also highlighted Wajsgras’s ability to push the innovation envelope, and the manner in which he has repositioned Raytheon’s IIS as an industry leader in cyber, analytics and automation.
In addition to DOMino and AOC WS, notable recent achievements include:
- Delivering the launch and checkout system for the GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System to the U.S. Air Force, giving the service a fully modernized cyber-secure ground system.
- Upgrading the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System, allowing weather forecasters to create enhanced visualizations and warnings that proved invaluable during the hurricane season.
- Enabling NASA’s launch of the new Joint Polar Satellite System-1 satellite with the next-generation Common Ground System, supporting several satellite missions and delivering observations to NOAA's National Weather Service almost 50 percent faster.
- Modernizing 11 FAA facilities that control 80 percent of the U.S. air traffic, increasing the safety of our skies.
”We understand the power of breakthrough ideas and technologies and how they can transform our world,” said Wajsgras.
FCW named Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) as the Eagle Award for government for his role as a leading voice on government technology issues. The Federal 100 Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals who have gone above and beyond their daily duties to make a difference in the community they serve.