SeaPort Enhanced


Efficient and effective means of contracting
for professional support services and
enhancing small business participation

Lockheed Martin is setting the standard for excellence in technology management services. We provide our customers with superior value, innovative management and exceptional people for their mission critical projects. We offer the highest quality engineering, scientific, operations and maintenance logistics and information systems support available. Today Lockheed Martin has access to more than 120,000 experienced professionals and the technological and financial backing to deliver a full range of specialized capabilities to meet the individual needs for each NAVSEA customer.

Lockheed Martin has based its management approach on building a stronger partnership with NAVSEA in three important ways: a customer-focused communications plan designed to rapidly identify the best partners, products, technologies, risk prevention, and innovations in the world appropriate to NAVSEA needs; a proven framework for ongoing process innovation, execution excellence and through-life cost reduction; our Open Business Model TM (OBM), designed to promote continuing competition, small business utilization, and the sharing of new ideas.

To accomplish this Lockheed Martin has assembled a diverse, premier team of companies to support the 22 functional task areas encompassed by the Seaport Enhanced contract. This team of 200 companies provides complete functional task coverage in all 7 geographic zones of the contract. Key to our strategy is placing a heavy emphasis on the importance of teamwork and partnership with small businesses (SB). Our approach and goal for our teammates is to ensure recognition of good work and customer satisfaction, provide team training on LM and NAVSEA processes and procedures, build and position our SB teammates for growth, and share in the rewards of our team’s successes.

This team compliments the Lockheed Martin portfolio of services and products with a rich variety of demonstrated capabilities, bringing best value, lifecycle support and world-class solutions to each NAVSEA customer.


Lockheed Martin and our SeaPort-e® Teammates provide qualified personnel, materials, facilities, equipment, test instrumentation, data collection and analysis hardware and software and services to fully support NSWC and NUWC in the execution of their missions. We offer capabilities in all the functional areas the  SeaPort-e® contract defines, as described below.

Research and Development Support

This functional area consists of supporting the development and application of scientific and analytical disciplines to conduct fundamental research; scientific study and experimentation directed toward advancing the state-of-the-art or increasing knowledge or understanding; concept formulation; assessment of system and subsystem requirements; development, analysis and evaluation of concepts, technologies, systems and subsystems; and development of operational concepts and tactics with the end goal being the application of results to developing new or improving existing war fighting capabilities. This effort may include manning, operations, and maintaining test support craft and experimental vessels in the open ocean or restricted waters to support tests.

Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support

This functional area consists of supporting the application of engineering disciplines to technically support development of new war fighting capabilities and systems, technically support development of significant alterations to existing systems, support integration of existing equipment or software into different applications or platforms to support the war fighter, and support evaluation of foreign or non-developmental weapons systems, equipments, and technologies to satisfy existing war fighting requirements. Support is required for system and process engineering disciplines that systematically consider the requirements, synthesize and evaluate alternative concepts, identify a recommended selection, and generate a design and system specification.

Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support

This functional area consists of the application of a standardized, rigorous, structured methodology to create and validate a physical, mathematical, or otherwise logical representation of a system, entity, phenomenon, or process. The functional area involves the use of models, including emulators, prototypes, simulators, and stimulators, either statically or over time, to develop data as a basis for making managerial, technical, strategic, or tactical decisions.

Prototyping, Pre-Production, Model-Making, and Fabrication Support

This functional area consists of building, fabrication, testing, evaluating and operating reduced and full scale models, mock-ups, prototypes, pre-production units and research and development (R&D) test tools of electronic and electro-mechanical systems and system elements. Fabrication and machining of replacement parts or equipments for fielded systems or platforms is included. Includes the use of traditional materials as well as new composite materials.

Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support

This functional area consists of applying the engineering and scientific disciplines to perform technical analysis of, technically support development of or selection of hardware and computer software, or modification to existing hardware and software for systems, test facilities, or training facilities. This also consists of software engineering efforts and programming support required to technically support software implementation in systems, sub-systems, and components utilizing computers, electronics, and software. Planning, designing, coding, testing, integrating, supporting, and delivering algorithms, software (source code and executables), computer programs are the inherent activities of this functional area. Generally, the software development processes used for software development under this contract shall be, as a minimum, assessed at Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model (CMM) Level 3 or equivalent, however the Government may specify other (either lower or higher) standards in individual task orders issued under the contract.

Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT) Support

This functional area consists of providing information system software analysis, requirements definition, design, development, test, modification, installation, implementation, quality assurance, training, and documentation to meet the evolving data storage and reporting needs of programs and management. Analyze existing IT and IS databases, web sites, and IT applications and recommend new or improved interfaces and improved management tools that meet new management requirements, or improve management effectiveness and efficiency. Perform maintenance and technical support for Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN) that are outside the cognizance of the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI). Modify, implement and maintain web based information systems and links. Develop web-site structure, prepare documentation for population, implement and maintain web sites. Provide systems engineering and technical support for establishment, test, upgrade, and operational support of systems, networks, workstations and support equipment hardware and software that are outside the cognizance of NMCI. Conduct IA analyses, develop, recommend, and implement, monitor, update, and maintain, IA practices, procedures, equipments, algorithms, and hardware that are outside the cognizance of NMCI.

Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (RM&A) Support

This functional area consists of applying engineering, scientific, and analytical disciplines to ensure that systems and platforms RM&A requirements are integrated with the system design, development and life cycle sustainment resulting in war fighting capabilities that function effectively when required and that detection and correction of design deficiencies, weak parts, and workmanship defects that affect functionality are implemented.

Human Factors Engineering Support

This functional area consists of applying engineering, scientific, and analytical disciplines to ensure that design of interactive systems are safer, more secure and easier to use thereby reducing accidents due to human error, increasing system integrity and enabling more efficient process operations. This functional area also includes applying engineering, scientific, and analytical disciplines to ensure that the  number, type, mix, knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs), aptitudes and physical characteristics of operators, maintainers and support personnel have been defined and documented early in the system design phase.

System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support

This functional area involves the engineering effort required to prepare and assure that the detailed technical data documentation that is necessary to support system development reflects the latest design, configuration, integration, and installation concepts. Technical documentation may be in the form of paper, electronic (digital) or interactive computer systems.

Configuration Management (CM) Support

This functional area consists of applying engineering and analytical disciplines to identify, document, and verify the functional, performance, and physical characteristics of systems, to control changes and non-confonnance, and to track actual configurations of systems and platforms.

System Safety Engineering Support

This functional area consists of applying engineering and analytical disciplines to ensure that safety is considered in all aspects of design, development, operation, maintenance, and modification of systems and platforms.

Quality Assurance (QA) Support

This functional area consists of applying engineering and analytical disciplines to ensure that the processes and products used in the design, development, fabrication, manufacture of result in quality products.

Inactivation and Disposal Support

This functional area consists of technically supporting the submarine, aircraft, weapons system and ship inactivation and disposal efforts to ensure that critical equipment removed is safeguarded and destroyed in accordance with the appropriate Navy instructions and directives. Provide direct liaison with the Shipyard or Depot and the Navy to insure that critical technology is not inadvertently transferred to foreign nationals or governments. Ensure proper documentation exists for the sale of excess materials from inactivated platforms prior to sale by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS). Technically support the demilitarization process for shipboard equipment using the Expanded Work Breakdown Structure (EWBS), Trade Security Controls (TSC), and Munitions List Items (MLI) all of which are used to determine the disposition of excess, not-ready for-issue (non-RFI) equipment. Technically support the security classification requirements and guidelines for submarine and surface ship data and equipment necessary to assist in making decisions on sales issues.

Acquisition Logistics Support

This functional area consists of applying the engineering and analytical disciplines required to implement acquisition logistics as a multi-functional technical management discipline associated with the experimental development, design, development, test, production, fielding, sustainment, and improvement modifications of cost effective systems that achieve the war fighters' peacetime and wartime readiness requirements. The principal objectives of acquisition logistics are to ensure that support considerations are an integral part of the systems design requirements, that the system can be cost effectively supported through its life-cycle, and that the research and development facilities and infrastructure elements necessary to the design, development, initial fielding, and operational support of the system are identified, developed, acquired, and supported.

Measurement Facilities, Range, and Instrumentation Support

This functional area consists of applying engineering, analytical, and technician disciplines in the operation and support of measurement facilities, ranges and instrumentation used for testing, evaluating, experimenting, and exercising platforms and systems.

Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support

This functional area consists of the application of engineering, scientific, and analytical disciplines necessary to ensure that developed platforms, systems, and war fighting capabilities have been properly tested and that joint interoperability requirements have been fully met at all levels of their life cycle.

Supply and Provisioning Support

This functional area consists of applying the analytical and technical disciplines required to ensure that research and development facilities, experimental and developmental systems, and fielded war fighting capabilities are materially sustained. The principal objectives of this functional area is to ensure that material for fleet operation and maintenance of systems is available when required, that materials are properly stored and transported, and inventories are managed in a cost effective manner to sustain supported systems.

Training Support

This functional area consists of applying the engineering and analytical disciplines required to ensure that the war fighter and technical support community is provided with adequate instruction including applied exercises resulting in the attainment and retention of knowledge, skills, and attitudes regarding the platforms, systems, and war fighting capabilities they operate and maintain.

Public Affairs and Multimedia Support

This functional area consists of supporting Public Affairs organizations as it relates to strategic counsel, planning and execution of communication as a function of command goals and requirements for informing, and promoting the successes of the organization both to external and internal media.  Public Affairs organizations oversee the development, implementation and execution of the command communication strategy, planning and tactics for enterprise and national-level initiatives across all target audiences.  To accomplish this Public affairs organizations require specific contractor public affairs support including; speechwriting, multimedia documentation, development of strategic communication plans, support of the command exhibit program, exhibit planning/services/leasing of exhibit, photography support, design/layout of command publication to provide critical assistance in development of communication messages for the Navy.  This area also includes support in the development of multimedia documentation to support Command communication goals; support for development of strategic communication plans to include metrics, technical writing services, message/brand development, visual media to include still, video and multimedia, and other public affairs services.

Program Support

This functional area consists of applying the business, financial management, and technical disciplines required to support planning, organizing, staffing, controlling, and leading team efforts in managing acquisition programs such that the result places a capable and supportable system in the hands of the war fighting when and where it is needed, and does so at an affordable price. This functional area represents an integration of a complex system of differing but related functional disciplines that must work together to achieve program goals through development, production, deployment, operations, support, and disposal.

Administrative Support

This functional area consists of applying the clerical and administrative disciplines required for seamless operation of offices and support functions.

In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout Support

This functional area consists of the application of engineering, analytical, and technical disciplines and skills to establish and maintain long term engineering, operation, and maintenance support for in-service war fighting capabilities as well as the capability to modernize or introduce transformational technologies into those capabilities.

Quality Assurance Program

Lockheed Martin brings a culture of quality and a relentless pursuit of operating excellence by the systematic use of proven best practices, industry standards, and continuous improvement initiatives. Our QAP describes our approach, tools, resources, and techniques for ensuring program-wide quality, planning, data collection, and reporting. A key feature of our program includes a proven quality assurance system that is based on International Organization of Standards methodology and consists of proven processes designed to provide assurance that services and products satisfy contract and task order requirements.

Lockheed Martin integrates continuous process improvement initiatives as a part of our LM21 Operating Excellence program. LM21 represents our approach to a complete, continuously improved quality assurance system. It integrates the best features of both Lean and Six Sigma process improvement tools in order to streamline processes to eliminate waste and provide a systematic approach for achieving mission success through process control and near zero-defect performance.

Lean is an initiative that focuses on reducing waste and ensuring that any given process consists of the minimum number of steps. Lean is a process and a philosophy, not a single-point event. Although dramatic improvements can be expected initially, continuous commitment is essential to both ensure implementation of the identified improvements and to continue the elimination of wasteful process steps.

Six Sigma defines a system for achieving success via process control and a focus on data and analysis-based decision-making, mistake-proofed processes, throughput maximization, and near zero defect performance.

The Lockheed Martin Team, at the program management and subcontractor/teammate levels, offers the right solution for quality assurance through an integrated Quality Assurance Program that builds quality assurance and quality control into every factor of performance.

Additional Information

Customer Satisfaction
Dawn Newsom
Program Manager

Government Points of Contact
NAVSEA Seaport-e Project Office
Seaport-e PCO
NSWC Dahlgren Division
17632 Dahlgren Road, Suite 157
Dahlgren, VA  22448-5110

Program Management Office
Dawn Newsom
Program Manager

Kathleen England
Contracts Negotiator Sr

Logistics and Sustainment

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