Lockheed Martin Corporation


Lockheed Martin to Negotiate 5-Year Contract with Fluor Hanford

Lockheed Martin Services, Inc., (LMSI) received notification of a five-year contract extension to provide Information Resource Management (IRM) services to the Hanford site under subcontract to Fluor Hanford.

LMSI's contract has an estimated value of $300-$400 million dollars. This announcement followed a Department of Energy Richland Operations Office (DOE RL) press release earlier this morning regarding their decision to keep IRM services under site manager, Fluor Hanford.

Linda Gooden, President of Lockheed Martin Information Support Services, LMSI's parent company, said, "We look forward to forging a continued strong relationship with DOE RL and Fluor Hanford. Our integrated strategic planning and systems engineering approach will take IRM services to a new level, helping accomplish the Hanford mission through innovative, cost-effective application of technology."

"By combining DOE's vision and mission leadership with Fluor Hanford's operational expertise and LMSI's IRM expertise, we have the right team in place to develop and implement an IRM strategy that will help accomplish the site's overall mission," agreed Darrell Graddy, LMSI Vice President and General Manager.

"Our customers, DOE RL and Fluor Hanford, will be looking for LMSI to step up in an expanded leadership role for the planning, provisioning, and delivery of IRM services across the site. By maintaining a focus on teamwork, technology, and mission success, I am confident that LMSI will continue to find inventive approaches that better serve our customers. This extension also positions LMSI to continue to bring more non-Hanford business and professional jobs to the Tri-Cities and remain an active member of this community, Graddy said."

LMSI has been providing IRM services to the Hanford site under subcontract to Fluor Hanford since August 1996. Supporting hundreds of site business and scientific systems as well as approximately 10,000 computer users, LMSI has been providing IT services, including: systems development and integration; network engineering, design, and operation; telecommunications; computer technical support; records and information management, and multimedia services. In addition, LMSI has been winning large IT support contracts with non-Hanford customers that bring new jobs to the Tri-Cities. A plutonium production operation from the 1940s until the late 1980s, the Department of Energy's Hanford site is the largest environmental restoration and cleanup project in the world today.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global enterprise principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced-technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's core businesses are systems integration, space, aeronautics, and technology services. Information Support Services is a business unit of Lockheed Martin providing information technology business systems, managed services and infrastructure solutions to major government agencies.


SOURCE: Lockheed Martin Technology Services, Inc.

Contact: Joe Wagovich, 301-352-2692, or Dana Jensen, 509-373-3843, both
of Lockheed Martin Technology Services