Lockheed Martin Supports 2009 National Security Agency Cyber Defense Exercise
NSA, Service Academy Experts Test Advanced Tactics and Technologies for Cyber Security
Elkridge, Md., April 27th, 2009
Teams of cyber security experts from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the nation’s service academies squared off last week in one of the nation’s most expansive and sophisticated cyber “war games,” the Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX). Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] hosted the CDX command center and network hub at its Elkridge facility for the week-long event.
Lockheed Martin helped NSA establish a closed, secure network for the exercise, which links all the academies with CDX headquarters at the Lockheed Martin facility in Elkridge. The company is also providing technical support and expertise for CDX preparation and execution. This is the seventh year that Lockheed Martin is supporting and hosting the CDX.
Lockheed Martin currently supports NSA and a number of defense and intelligence customers with a wide array of cyber security technology and services. In October, the corporation announced the opening of the new Center for Cyber Security Innovation (CCSI) in Gaithersburg, Md., the centerpiece of its company-wide efforts in cyber operations. The CCSI joins the Wireless Cyber Security Center in Hanover, Md., which focuses on testing and evaluating the next generation of wi-fi, cellular and satellite technologies.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 146,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.