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Raytheon hires Ward Heinke as director of cyber defense

Staff writer | Falls Church, Va., USA | September 22, 2009
Ward HeinkeSeptember 22, 2009, Falls Church, Va., USA - Raytheon Company, a defense technology company, has hired retired Air Force Col. Ward Heinke as director of cyber defense solutions for its Information Security Solutions business.
Mr. Heinke joined Raytheon after serving as the commander of the 608th Air Force Network Operations Center, Barksdale Air Force Base, La.

Mr. Heinke also coordinated and implemented combatant commander requests for computer network operations forces and effects and developed strategy and options to support evolving U.S. Strategic Command missions.

Mr. Heinke's previous post was as deputy commander and chief of staff for the White House Communications Agency.

He ensured that the president, vice president, Cabinet members, National Security Council, Secret Service and White House Military Office could communicate under any conditions from any location or platform worldwide.

Mr. Heinke has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from The Ohio State University and a master's degree in general administration from Central Michigan University.