LOCKHEED MARTIN SECURITY SYSTEM READY TO PROTECT NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY LOCATIONS IN WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA
Rockville, MD, 08/18/2005 --
The National Security Agency (NSA) recently accepted the initial release of a highly integrated electronic security system from its systems integrator Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]. The program's acceptance test milestone was achieved within budget and two months ahead of contract schedule. Upon transition to operations, the sophisticated new security system will protect NSA facilities in the Washington metropolitan area.
Our Lockheed Martin team looks forward to continuing our successful partnership with the National Security Agency in assuring the security and protection of our nation’s most valuable assets, said Don Antonucci, president, Lockheed Martin Transportation and Security Solutions.
According to the Agency's website, the NSA coordinates, directs, and performs highly specialized activities to protect U.S. government information systems and produce foreign signals intelligence information. A high technology organization, NSA is on the frontiers of communications and data processing. It is also one of the most important centers of foreign language analysis and research within the government.
Lockheed Martin has provided highly integrated electronic security systems for many of the United States' most sensitive facilities, including the Pentagon, military installations, and other critical government and transportation infrastructure. Lockheed Martin's teammates on the NSA program include AT&T, Intergraph Corporation, Lenel Systems International and Intelligent Decisions.