Raytheon lands $34M Georgia cybersecurity contract

Raytheon was selected by the Georgia Technology Authority to provide cybersecurity services to state agencies.
A Raytheon building in El Segundo, California. (AaronP / Bauer-Griffin / GC Images)

The defense contractor Raytheon Intelligence & Space announced Wednesday it was selected by the Georgia Technology Authority to provide cybersecurity services to statewide agencies.

The contract for the services, according to a Raytheon news release, is valued at up to $34.1 million and will provide the Georgia IT bureau and other state agencies with a full suite of cybersecurity capabilities, including a security operations center, incident-response services, vulnerability management, event logging, risk compliance and training.

“Cybersecurity is a challenge for every organization, and it gets tougher every day,” Georgia Chief Information Officer Shawnzia Thomas told StateScoop in an emailed statement. “Protecting state networks, systems, and data is a top priority for the Georgia Technology Authority, and we are pleased to partner with Raytheon Intelligence & Space. I am confident that the state will benefit from the proven services, innovative tools, and depth of knowledge that Raytheon brings.”

News of the contract comes a few weeks after David Allen, Georgia’s chief information security officer since 2019, left state government for a private-sector job. Deputy CISO Mike Davis has been leading Georgia’s cybersecurity team in the interim, as a permanent replacement for Allen has not been announced.

Keely Quinlan

Written by Keely Quinlan

Keely Quinlan reports on privacy and digital government for StateScoop. She was an investigative news reporter with Clarksville Now in Tennessee, where she resides, and her coverage included local crimes, courts, public education and public health. Her work has appeared in Teen Vogue, Stereogum and other outlets. She earned her bachelor’s in journalism and master’s in social and cultural analysis from New York University.

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