Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin Approximately $320 Million Contract For IT And Telecommunications Services

 Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin Approximately $320 Million Contract For IT
                       And Telecommunications Services

PR Newswire

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 24, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)
will continue to provide enhanced communications reliability, survivability,
information capabilities, and user support within the National Capital Region
on behalf of the Air Force District of Washington under a new, approximately
$320 million, contract.

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Under the new one-year base, nine options award, Lockheed Martin will run the
Network Command Center, supporting the Air Force's National Capital Region IT
communications network used by all Air Force personnel in the Washington, DC
region – including the Pentagon, Joint Base Andrews, and Joint Base
Anacostia-Bolling. Services will include desktop support, enterprise
applications, plans, projects and engineering services, and National Military
Command Center (NMCC) support.

"We've made tremendous strides during our time on this program. From
significantly reducing helpdesk call times for our customers, to consolidating
the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and Joint Base Andrews networks," said Angela
Heise, vice president of Enterprise IT Solutions for Lockheed Martin
Information Systems & Global Solutions. "Doing more with less is an ultimate
goal of affordability, and while we've made significant progress over the past
nine years, our employees will continue to create the next wave of IT
innovations to drive cost down and efficiency up."

In addition to the site consolidations, Lockheed Martin also created the
Shared Computing Environment (SCE) – a migration of enterprise platforms
across a unified infrastructure of storage, computers, networks, and
virtualization environment – establishing a virtual computing space. The SCE
project strives towards the vision of the Air Force's 844^th Communications
Group – "Centralized – Optimized – Delivering Excellence" (CODE). 

The new SCE provides the next generation virtual server environment that will
enable consolidation of hundreds of network servers currently operating at
numerous locations across the National Capital Region. Data Center
Consolidation is a major Department of Defense initiative to maximize
resources, increase workload efficiency and reduce operating costs.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and
aerospace company that employs about 118,000 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 2012 were $47.2 billion.

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