Raytheon [RTN] on Monday said it has been awarded a potential $1 billion contract to be the systems integrator for the Department of Homeland Security’s Network Security Deployment Division, which is responsible for assisting the larger federal civilian government with cyber security protection services.

The award of the DOMino program to Raytheon was first reported by Federal News Radio last week. DOMino stands for Development, Operations and Maintenance services, which will be provided in support of the National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS). There was no incumbent contractor for the work.iStock Cyber Lock

The NCPS system includes an operational component called EINSTEIN, an intrusion detection and prevention program that DHS uses to help protect federal civilian networks from cyber attacks.

“The DOMino contract will provide services to operate and maintain existing EINSTEIN capabilities and will also be used to design and develop new cyber security capabilities for the NCPS,” DHS spokesman SY Lee said in a statement provided to Defense Daily. “Although federal government agencies are responsible for their own cyber security, the Department of Homeland Security has the mission to provide a common baseline of security across the government and help agencies manage their cyber risk. Through the department’s National Cybersecurity Protection System, which includes EINSTEIN, DHS prevents known or suspected cyber threats using an integrated system of intrusion detection, analytics, information sharing, and intrusion prevention capabilities.”

The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract is for five years and Raytheon said some orders can be extended for an additional two years.

Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services segment, said in a statement that “Raytheon has invested over $3.5 billion in recent years to build our cyber security capabilities, and we’re looking forward to bringing the very best and most innovative solutions to the Department of Homeland Security.”

Raytheon said the scope of the contract in support of the DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate includes design, development, and operations and maintenance services for the NCPS.