International Delivery: Bringing Advanced IT To New NATO Headquarters

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Image of the new NATO Headquarters.  Photo Credit: © SOM + assar architects

For more than a decade, the U.S. Department of Defense and other key U.S. government agencies have relied on Lockheed Martin to provide critical enterprise information technology services. Now, in one of its first major international enterprise IT contracts, Lockheed Martin is applying its expertise to one of the world’s most important political and military alliances — the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

NATO has selected Lockheed Martin to design the Active Network Infrastructure (ANWI), which will turn their new headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, into a secure, collaborative, network-enabled facility that serves the needs of its 28 member nations with 21st century communications and computing capability. Replacing a building that has served as NATO headquarters since 1967, the new facility is expected to open in 2016.

“The ANWI contract is an exciting opportunity for both the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency and Lockheed Martin,” says Angela Heise, vice president, Enterprise Information Technology Solutions at Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS)-Defense. “The new headquarters gives the NCI Agency an opportunity to build a facility from the ground up with state-of-the-art communications and IT infrastructure, and at the same time enables Lockheed Martin to take the enterprise IT expertise we provide to mission-critical U.S. customers and apply it to an important international organization.”

Under ANWI, Lockheed Martin will design and deliver an IT infrastructure to serve over 4,500 users at NATO headquarters and support up to an additional 1,500 conference visitors. The Lockheed Martin team will provide four integrated security networks interoperable with NATO nations; cross domain information assurance solutions; a robust, modern, high availability data center; and unified communication and collaboration services.

Between now and the opening of the new building, Lockheed Martin will work with its team of leading international industry partners, including SELEX Elsag, Prodata Systems, Dell, Microsoft, and Cisco, to build the IT infrastructure.

In addition, Lockheed Martin will support the headquarters infrastructure for the next five years, during which time the corporation will partner with NATO on technology innovation planning with a focus on lowering the cost of ownership and continually improving the customer experience.

Posted September 10, 2013

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  • NATO has awarded Lockheed Martin its Active Network Infrastructure (ANWI) program, which will turn the new NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, into a secure, collaborative, network-enabled facility.
  • This program represents the first major international enterprise IT contract for Lockheed Martin, and will provide NATO with a state-of-the-art communications and IT infrastructure for their new facility expected to open in 2016.
  • Under ANWI, Lockheed Martin will design and deliver an IT infrastructure to serve 4,500 users at NATO headquarters and support up to an additional 1,500 conference visitors.