Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security Richard Reed to receive public safety leadership award

   Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security Richard Reed to
                    receive public safety leadership award

Reed honored for managing natural disaster response and recovery

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2012

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Richard Reed, who has held senior
disaster preparedness, recovery, and resilience positions in the federal
government including his current post at the White House, will receive the
Government Security News/Raytheon Award for Distinguished Leadership and
Innovation in Public Safety and Security.

The GSN/Raytheon Award honors extraordinary individuals who, by virtue of
their personal integrity, leadership skills and innovative thinking,
contribute in a meaningful way to public safety.

"Richard Reed is an experienced leader and relentless problem-solver who can
get varied agencies and diverse stakeholders to collaborate during crisis
situations," said TJ Kennedy, director of Public Safety and Security for
Raytheon's Network Centric Systems business.

"He has been instrumental in developing several key public safety, emergency
management, continuity, and resilience policies," Kennedy added. "Raytheon is
pleased to present this award to someone who has devoted countless hours to
the safety and well-being of Americans."

The award is being presented the evening of Nov. 29, 2012, at the Washington
Convention Center before an audience of federal, state, county and municipal
government officials and first responders. Vendors of IT and physical security
products and technologies will also attend.

Reed is currently the Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security,
overseeing a broad portfolio that includes all-hazards preparedness,
resilience, critical infrastructure protection, transportation security and
border security.

He is valued for his leadership and collaboration during disasters and
emergencies such as the wildfires around Los Alamos, N.M.; tornadoes and
flooding in Minot, N.D.; the 2009 influenza pandemic; the Haiti earthquake;
the Gulf of Mexico oil spill; the Fukushima earthquake; and most recently,
Hurricane Sandy. White House photo.

In agreeing to accept the award, he expressed thanks for "the opportunity to
highlight the heroic work our first responders, community partners, and
government colleagues do on a daily basis. Their contributions during a
disaster save lives, reduce suffering, and enable recovery efforts." In his
keynote remarks, he plans to share some of his insights on world disasters,
response and recovery.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a
history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art
electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas
of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence
systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is
headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.

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