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Raytheon Company


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October 2003: "Raytheon is an industry leader in defense, government and commercial electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business aviation and special mission aircraft....76,400 employees worldwide, 16.8 billion in 2002 revenues".

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Julyy 2007: "Over the past five years (some say almost a decade), there has been a revolution in the intelligence community toward wide-scale outsourcing. Private companies now perform key intelligence-agency functions, to the tune, I'm told, of more than $42 billion a year. Intelligence professionals tell me that more than 50 percent of the National Clandestine Service (NCS) -- the heart, brains and soul of the CIA -- has been outsourced to private firms such as Abraxas, Booz Allen Hamilton, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon."

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Jul 08, 2011 As Same-Sex Marriage Becomes Legal, Some Choices May Be Lost

QUOTE: Now that same-sex marriage has been legalized in New York, at least a few large companies are requiring their employees to tie the knot if they want their partners to qualify for health insurance....But some gay and lesbian advocates are arguing that the change may have come too soon: some couples may face complications, since their unions are not recognized by the federal government.

New York Times
Aug 22, 2009 Reports Revive Debate on Contractor Use: Lawmakers, Critics Warn That Military, CIA May Rely Too Much on Private Firms

QUOTE: The disclosure that the CIA once hired Blackwater USA for elements of an assassination program has brought back into focus the wide range of intelligence and military activities that are being contracted out to private firms.

Washington Post
May 30, 2009 Cyberwar: Contractors Vie for Plum Work, Hacking for U.S.

QUOTE: The exotic nature of the work is enabling the companies to attract top young talent that once would have gone to Silicon Valley. And the race to develop weapons that defend against, or initiate, computer attacks has given rise to thousands of “hacker soldiers” within the Pentagon who can blend the new capabilities into the nation’s war planning.

New York Times
Mar 21, 2009 Some Activists Barred From Government Work: Nonprofits and Public Interest Groups Are Hurrying to Meet Obama's Strict New Ethics Guidelines

QUOTE: But the standards [ethics guidelines] he [President Obama] has put in place are so broad that all lobbyists -- including those working for charities and public interest groups -- are prohibited from working in the administration unless they are granted an exception

Washington Post
Jul 08, 2007 Private Spies: Who Runs the CIA? Outsiders for Hire.

QUOTE: Intelligence professionals tell me that more than 50 percent of the National Clandestine Service (NCS) -- the heart, brains and soul of the CIA -- has been outsourced to private firms such as Abraxas, Booz Allen Hamilton, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.

Washington Post
Feb 17, 2007 The future of heat-beaming weapons.

QUOTE: That's the metaphysical gap nonlethal energy weapons exploit. The rain of pain falls mainly in the brain. The long-range acoustic device, for instance, "can target narrow sound beams at excruciating decibel levels, but below the threshold of hearing damage," according to a military account of a presentation by its project manager. Four months ago, Congress passed and President Bush signed legislation to prosecute torture, defined as intentional infliction of "serious physical or mental pain or suffering." But that rule applies only in captivity. On the street, pain administration won't be a crime. It'll be a policy.

Slate
Feb 19, 2004 Recruiting Uncle Sam

QUOTE: Before government officials can begin negotiating jobs in the private sector, they must recuse themselves from making decisions that could have a financial impact on their potential employers....But the defense companies are so huge and the rules so elastic that loopholes exist.

Washington Post
Oct 09, 2003 Junkie Justice

QUOTE: Does drug addiction constitue a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act? And if it does, did Raytheon use their zero-tolerance policy to discriminate against Joel Hernandez?

Slate