Lockheed Martin UK Selected For Government G-Cloud Service Framework
LONDON, 5 March, 2012 - Lockheed Martin UK has been selected by the Cabinet Office to provide G-Cloud IT services across the full complement of Government departments and organisations.
Under the framework agreement, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions will offer a wide range of services including cloud strategy and integration services; cloud security services; mission centric services; green IT and energy optimisation services; cloud brokering services; virtualisation consulting; assessment for Oracle virtualisation and virtual desktop as a service assessment.
Lockheed Martin is the leading provider of IT services to the US federal government. In the UK, the corporation was the IT prime contractor for the 2011 Census and Lockheed Martin’s inclusion in the framework agreement marks a breakthrough in securing pan-public sector work in the UK.
The initial UK G-Cloud agreement, known as CloudStore, will run for six to nine months, with the potential to become a rolling contract.
“Lockheed Martin is delighted to have been selected as a provider of cloud services to the UK Government. We will be working closely with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the UK and leveraging our considerable cloud experience in the US,” said Stephen Ball, Lockheed Martin UK Chief Executive. “As an independent, emerging player in the UK, we are in a strong position to deliver significant, innovation-led, efficiency savings to develop the UK Government cloud capability for the 21st century.”