LOCKHEED MARTIN WINS $344 MILLION CONTRACT TO SUPPORT DEFENSE DEPARTMENT HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING CENTERS
SEABROOK, Md., 03/21/2008 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] has been awarded the Next Generation Technical Services contract by the Department of Defense. Valued at an anticipated $344 million, the contract calls for operation and maintenance of the high performance computing centers at four major Department of Defense scientific research sites.
In support of the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP), Lockheed Martin will provide systems administration, computer operations and management, systems integration, applications and user support, and data visualization services for each of the four DoD Major Shared Resource Centers.
The sites include the Navy Oceanographic Office at Stennis Space Center, Miss.; U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, Miss., Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio and Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Responsible to the Deputy Under Secretary for Defense for Science and Technology, the HPCMP serves the DoD Research and Development and Simulation and Test communities by providing supercomputer services, high-speed network communications and computational science expertise.
Following a two month transition period, Lockheed Martin will begin operations on June 1. The contract includes a one year $85 million base year and four one-year options. It was awarded by the General Services Administration in Atlanta.
Steve Lubniewski, President of Lockheed Martin Enterprise Solutions & Services, said, We are excited to have been afforded this opportunity to support the DoD scientific community in such a significant way. We commit to bring to the HPCMP the innovation, solid enterprise management expertise, and performance that a program of this importance demands.
Lockheed Martin will be supported by teammates High Performance Computing Technologies Inc., Reston, Va.; Quantum Recruiting, Dallas, Texas; and Victory Solutions, Huntsville, Ala.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin 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.