(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has reaffirmed a $1 billion contract won by Raytheon Co. to protect the networks of dozens of federal agencies from cyber threats over protests by competitors, according to a company executive.

Raytheon was picked last September as the prime contractor and systems integrator for the department’s Network Security Deployment division, which oversees cybersecurity for more than 100 federal civilian agencies. After completing "corrective actions" following questions from the Government Accountability Office on the award decision, Homeland Security last week reaffirmed Raytheon as its pick, according to Jack Harrington, vice president for cybersecurity and special missions at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services.

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