Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Lockheed Martin Selected for Department of Defense's Global Data Network

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has awarded a seven-year contract to Lockheed Martin to manage the transformation of the Department of Defense's global data network. The Global Systems Management Operations (GSM-O) contract runs for three years and includes two two−year options, with a total contract ceiling of $4.6 billion.

GSM-O, which is headquartered at Fort Meade, Md. with multiple support locations worldwide, is the largest of three DISA Global Systems Management contracts. It provides programmatic, operations, and engineering services; material; equipment; and facilities to support the lifecycle management of the network. Lockheed Martin teammates include AT&T, ACS, Serco, BAE Systems, ManTech, and other specialized and small businesses.

"Lockheed Martin is honored to be selected for this critical responsibility, which we regard as a singular opportunity to coordinate with DISA to improve the speed and efficiency of information exchange between our joint warfighters around the world and their commanders and allies," said Gerry Fasano, president of Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions-Defense. http://www.lockheedmartin.com