Raytheon Company achieved accreditation from The Open Group for its Raytheon Certified Architect Program (RCAP), an enterprise-wide initiative designed to foster specialized expertise required to support customer mission success.

WALTHAM, Mass. - Raytheon Company achieved accreditation from The Open Group for its Raytheon Certified Architect Program (RCAP), an enterprise-wide initiative designed to foster specialized expertise required to support customer mission success.

Raytheon is the fourth company in the world and first in its industry to receive this recognition from The Open Group, a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium focused on open standards and global interoperability within and between enterprises.

The Open Group's IT Architect Certification (ITAC) accreditation program assesses third-party IT and enterprise architect practices. It benchmarks internal processes, procedures, training, and certification criteria against rigorous industry standards, further validating the qualities and skills of the architecture professionals in that organization.

The Raytheon Certified Architect Program - and now The Open Group accreditation - further positions Raytheon's commitment to Mission System Integration. It formally recognizes the program and its ability to develop architects who can design, integrate and evolve the architectures of highly complex systems, systems of systems, and enterprises to achieve customers' mission and operational objectives through deployment of Raytheon's standards-based architecture process. The Raytheon Enterprise Architecture Process has also been acknowledged by The Open Group as a "Recognized Method" by meeting or exceeding all of its documented criteria for a comprehensive architecture methodology. For more information, visit www.opengroup.org/itac.