Staying Connected: Lockheed Martin Team Wins GSM-O

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Supporting the world’s largest Department of Defense network is no small task. In preparation, Lockheed Martin has spent the past two years building the right partnerships and gaining an understanding of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) needs. But that two-year endeavor resulted in an outstanding reward: the Global Information Grid Services Management Operations (DISA GSM-O) contract valued at $699 million with a $4.6 billion ceiling value.

GSM-O provides DISA’s computer systems and intranets—serving the various DoD branches including our armed forces—with reliable and secure communications about potential threats. Lockheed Martin’s IS&GS-Defense team will provide programmatic, operational and engineering services as well as offer materials, equipment and facilities to support the network’s management.

The next step toward heightened communications

The DISA network ensures heightened communications between armed forces and the efficient dissemination of information from agencies to the nation’s warfighters and support personnel in a secure and responsive manner. DISA had previously looked to upgrade its technology for further integration among its branches.

"The GSM-O contract gives us an opportunity to strengthen our relationship with the Department of Defense, and also expand our portfolio to include DISA," said IS&GS-Defense President Gerry Fasano. "In building strategic partnerships with global companies, we will increase our customer intimacy and demonstrate the vision for growth and transformation."

The contract is set for three years, with options to extend to seven years. Job opportunities will be available at DISA’s headquarters at the Fort Meade facility located between Baltimore, Md. and Washington, D.C.; Scott Air Force Base, east of St. Louis, Ill.; Hawaii; Stuttgart, Germany; and Bahrain.

Posted on October 17, 2012

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Story Highlights:

  • Lockheed Martin was selected to support the Global Information Grid Services Management Operations (DISA GSM-O) contract valued at $699 million with a $4.6 billion ceiling value.
  • GSM-O provides DISA’s computer systems and intranets—serving the various DoD branches including our armed forces—with reliable and secure communications about potential threats.