Dave Wajsgras, President of Raytheon’s Intel, Information & Services Segment, Chosen to 2018 Wash100 for his Achievements in Advancing Cyber Technology
Executive Mosaic is pleased to announce Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon‘s intelligence, information and services business segment, as an inductee into the 2018 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena — for his achievements in advancing Raytheon’s success in Cybersecurity, including work in negotiating contracts and establishing partnerships with other organizations in cybersecurity.
In November 2017, the U.S. Air Force officially accepted the Raytheon-built GPS ground launch and checkout system – GPS Operational Control System Block 0.
“This is a major milestone for the program, and it keeps the U.S. Air Force on track to launch the first modernized GPS satellite into space next year,” Wajgras said. “We have strong forward momentum on the program, and we will deliver the full capability in 2021,” he added.
Raytheon secured several notable contracts in 2017, including that of a potential five-year, $1 billion contract to help develop the Department of Homeland Security‘s next-generation National Cybersecurity Protection System, a potential $600 million contract for software sustainment and modernization services in support of the U.S. Army’s missile defense systems and other strategic platforms, and a potential $375 million contract to sustain and modernize the U.S. Air Force’s Air and Space Operations Center Weapons System
The company made significant gains with the DHS in the summer of ’17, when re-awarded the Development, Operations and Maintenance (DOMino) contract for $1 billion over the course of five years. Under the contract, Raytheon will help develop DHS’s next-generation National Cybersecurity Protection System. The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract makes Raytheon the prime contractor, systems integrator and number one safeguard of the .gov domain, providing support design, development, operations and maintenance in support of the DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate.
“Raytheon stands ready to help protect the networks of more than 100 federal government departments and agencies,” said Wajsgras. “Our cutting-edge vulnerability testing, proactive threat hunting and remediation technologies will enable critical systems to be resilient in the face of ever increasing cyber-attacks.”
Prior to Raytheon, Wajsgras served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Lear Corp. and also held senior leadership roles at Engelhard and Honeywell International. He is a member of the board of directors of Forcepoint and the Intelligence and National Security Alliance.
Executive Mosaic congratulates Dave Wajsgras and the Raytheon team for their selection to receive this award.
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About The Wash100
This year represents our fifth annual Wash100 award selection. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector leaders selected by Executive Mosaic’s organizational and editorial leadership as the most influential leaders in the GovCon sector. These leaders demonstrate skills in leadership, innovation, reliability, achievement, and vision.