Lockheed Martin, Microsoft to Take EPA to the Cloud

             Lockheed Martin, Microsoft to Take EPA to the Cloud

PR Newswire

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 31, 2012

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) and
Microsoft received a $9.8 million contract to migrate the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) to Microsoft Office 365, a cloud-based collaboration
and communication service. This transition will improve EPA employees' access
to communications and mobility tools and will offer EPA a significant cost
savings. The new system is expected to save approximately $12 million over the
four-year contract period.

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"EPA and Lockheed Martin have a long and productive relationship. I am excited
to have them assist us in transforming the way our employees work and
collaborate with one another," said Malcolm Jackson, Assistant Administrator
for Environmental Information and Chief Information Officer at the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency.

Under the terms of the contract, approximately 25,000 users of EPA e-mail will
be transitioned to Office 365 for Government, a new multi-tenant service that
stores U.S. government data in a segregated community cloud and includes
e-mail, calendars, scheduling and collaboration tools for internal and
external use. Lockheed Martin will manage the migration and provide
engineering and ongoing integration services. The primary e-mail migration
will be completed in early 2013.

"Lockheed Martin has supported the IT needs of the EPA for more than 35
years," said Frank Armijo, vice president of Lockheed Martin Energy Solutions.
"By providing cloud-based tools that facilitate collaboration, communication
and cost savings across the agency, our team is dedicated to the EPA's
mission."

Lockheed Martin has several cloud services such as the proven Solutions as a
Service (SolaS™) secure cloud delivery innovation, which combines domain
expertise, proven processes and smart technology. The corporation began its
investment in cloud solution development in early 2008, with its first cloud
implementation in early 2009. Since then, Lockheed Martin has been on the
front lines of the cloud evolution, developing innovation centers, flexible
cloud computing solutions and alliances with partners to provide the most
comprehensive solutions to customers.

"The EPA will continue to lead the pack on environmental stewardship, and
moving an IT environment to the cloud is a natural part of that," said Greg
Myers, vice president of Microsoft Federal. "There is tremendous potential in
the cloud, not only for transforming the way government employees work, but
also for helping agencies meet their environmental and energy efficiency
goals. Microsoft cloud services are backed by the latest innovations in data
center design and energy efficiency, providing agencies with a unique
opportunity to reduce their energy consumption, generate cost savings, and
reduce the environmental impact of their overall technology footprint."

Microsoft delivers a variety of technologies that meet the unique needs of
government agencies and their missions. These include private, public, and
government community cloud offerings, as well as on premises solutions and
hybrid architectures. The EPA joins a growing list of government agencies that
have chosen to embrace cloud computing with Microsoft, including the Federal
Aviation Administration, the State of California, the Defense Information
Systems Agency, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which stands as the
single largest U.S. government cloud deployment to date.

Lockheed Martin Energy Solutions also provides comprehensive services to
utility and commercial customers. The corporation has contracts with eight of
the top 10 largest utilities in the United States to run energy efficiency
programs and provide smart grid and cyber security solutions.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and
aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is
principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture,
integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and
services. The corporation's net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in
software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their
full potential.

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SOURCE Lockheed Martin

Website: http://www.lockheedmartin.com
Contact: Lockheed Martin: Lindsay Wilson, +1-301-519-6527,
lindsay.e.wilson@lmco.com; or Microsoft: Aris Lazdins of Merritt Group for
Microsoft Government PR, +1-703-390-1530, lazdins@merrittgrp.com
 
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