Raytheon, an RTX business (NYSE: RTX), announced today a new mentorship agreement with Node.Digital, a company specializing in digital transformation, intelligent automation and artificial intelligence/machine learning services under the Department of Homeland Security’s Mentor-Protégé Program.
The DHS program seeks to foster small business growth and development by matching them with established companies for mentorship and technical assistance. “We are thrilled to enter into this mentor-protégé agreement with Raytheon,” said Prakash Yarlagadda, CEO of Node.Digital. “Raytheon’s extensive experience and qualifications in cybersecurity will be invaluable in supporting our growth and development.” The partnership will further support the DHS’s mission to protect the nation against emerging cyber threats.
Raytheon will work with Node.Digital on capturing new business, positioning them to bid as a prime and mitigating program risk. Raytheon will support them in enhancing their capability to participate in advanced programs with complex cybersecurity engineering requirements, and Node.Digital will receive guidance on business development strategy, engineering, and strategic planning processes.
“I am looking forward to working with the team at Node.Digital on developing their business and boosting their cybersecurity capabilities,” said Jon Check, executive director of Cybersecurity Protection Solutions at Raytheon. “The DHS mentor-protégé program is a fantastic program that promotes the development of talent across the cybersecurity industry. In the end, we are all working together to support DHS in their mission to protect the nation. By working together, we are that much stronger in defending against cyber threats.”
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