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Raytheon shifts 70 jobs to Maryland

Raytheon has moved 70 positions from Aurora, Colorado, to the company’s Riverdale facility as part of a plan to upgrade its support of the National Aeronautic and Space Administration and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System.

Raytheon said the move concludes a strategic milestone that brings the support team for the program in close proximity to NOAA’s Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Raytheon said it is prepared to deliver an upgraded JPSS ground system to the two agencies at the end of 2015. Its improvements include faster data retrieval for improved forecasting; the ability to support multiple missions at a better value; and an adjustable architecture to efficiently prioritize the needs of the different missions that the system supports.