Lockheed Martin Selected to Manage U.S. Postal Service Integrated Network Services
OWEGO, NY, 04-OCT-04 -- The United States Postal Service has selected a team led by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] to provide managed network services across the entire Postal Service enterprise, encompassing more than 37,000 locations. Services include data, voice, video, wireless and managed security.
The Universal Computing Connectivity (UCC) award is a six-year contract with four, three-year options and a potential value of $3 billion.
Under the UCC program, the U.S. Postal Service will integrate all postal data communication networks, including the wide area network (WAN) and local area networks (LAN), into a single, ubiquitous network service that will provide enterprise data transport, voice, wireless, remote access, network management and managed security services.
Lockheed Martin's team includes industry leaders and experts skilled to address the diverse UCC program requirements, which involve telephony, networking, communications, information technology (IT) infrastructure and security technologies, and field engineering disciplines. Major teammates include Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, Verizon, Qwest, SBC, BellSouth and Hughes Network Systems.
“The UCC program enables the U.S. Postal Service to procure all network and telecommunication services via one supplier, which will deliver significant efficiencies and reduce overall operational costs for processing and delivering the mail,” said Judy Marks, president of Lockheed Martin’s Distribution Technologies business, which has supported the Postal Service for more than 40 years. “Our commitment to serving the Postal Service, our knowledge of its operations, and the combined strength of our UCC team’s domain knowledge and expertise will allow us to establish the partner-focused relationship that the U.S. Postal Service is seeking for UCC, while maintaining competitive service costs throughout the contract’s life cycle.”
“We’re extremely proud to be the supplier of choice for this essential transformation program. Our UCC team stands ready to support the U.S. Postal Service’s information technology initiatives to integrate telephony with network services by continuously looking for ways to apply our team’s innovation and technology to improve the U.S. Postal Service’s mission performance,” Marks added.