Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Lockheed Martin Wins IT Contract to Support Defense Media Activity

Lockheed Martin Wins IT Contract to Support Defense Media Activity

Seabrook, Md., October 28th, 2008 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has been selected by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) to provide Information Technology support across its Defense Media Activity (DMA) organization.

The contract has a one year base period and three one-year options with a base ceiling of $14.2 million and a total program value of $59 million if all options are exercised. The enterprise-level IT contract, which replaces the American Forces Information Service (AFIS)-Wide On-Site Information Technology Support contract, includes administrative services for DMA headquarters and several of the activity's field organizations. Lockheed Martin will manage and operate the network infrastructure, information security components, uninterruptible power systems, leased communication services, cable plant, telecommunications closets and equipment rooms, and cryptographic equipment.

"We are excited that the OSD has decided to expand the scope of our work with them. Our knowledge and experience with the AFIS-Wide support contract will allow us to continue to provide best practices while supporting their evolving mission," said Steve Lubniewski, president of Enterprise Solutions & Services, a Lockheed Martin business unit specializing in government business and mission Information Technology solutions.

Lockheed Martin previously provided IT services to AFIS headquarters and operations in Alexandria, VA; the Defense Information School at Ft. Meade, MD; and the Defense Media Center at Riverside, CA under the former AFIS-Wide On-Site Information Technology Support contract.

Under the new DMA-Wide contract, Lockheed Martin will continue providing IT services to these and several other activities that now fall under the DMA, including the Defense Imagery Management Operations Centers located at Riverside, CA, and Tobyhanna, PA, and the Joint Combat Camera Center, Pentagon, Arlington, VA. The company also provides support to the DMA armed services elements located in Crystal City, VA (Army), Anacostia, MD (Navy), and San Antonio, TX (Air Force).

The DMA was created by the Department of Defense (DoD) on Oct. 1, 2008 to modernize and streamline media operations by consolidating military Service and DoD media components into a single, integrated and transformed organization, allowing for a more efficient, timely, responsive and comprehensive distribution of information products and services to the DoD and the public through both traditional and emerging media technologies.

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