Lockheed Martin Awarded $5.8M Contract to Maintain Pentagon Electronic Messaging Systems
Manassas, Va., 08/20/2008 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has been selected to operate and maintain the message routing infrastructure for the Pentagon's command messaging systems in support of the Pentagon Telecommunications Center, an organization of the Army Information Technology Agency. In this capacity, Lockheed Martin will support the Center's official and unofficial message (email) traffic. This $5.8M, two year contract was awarded via the NETCENTS contract vehicle.
The Pentagon Telecommunications Center's mission is critical -- any disruption of service to the decision makers in the Pentagon has the potential to impact mission operations worldwide, said Gerry Fasano, vice president of C4ISR Solutions for Lockheed Martin's IS&GS Mission & Combat Support Solutions. Lockheed Martin has been supporting the Center for more than 10 years and we are proud to continue helping them plan for the future.
The Pentagon Telecommunications Center provides Defense Messaging System (DMS) services to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). DMS is the official record traffic system mandated for use throughout the DoD. In addition to providing messaging services at the Unclassified, Secret and Top Secret levels, the Lockheed Martin team also provides virus and spam protection as well as directory, security and configuration management support.
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2007 sales of $41.9 billion.