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Lockheed Martin Team Awarded Homeland Security Contract to Plan, Coordinate Heightened Airport Security Measures
PRNewswire
GAITHERSBURG, Md.

Lockheed Martin was today awarded a Phase 1 contract to prepare and coordinate planning for new security operations that will help ensure air passenger safety at the nation's 429 commercial airports.

Lockheed Martin is one of three contractor teams selected by the Transportation Security Administration for Phase 1 of the Strategic Airport Security Rollout program. Under the program's first phase, the teams will develop a master plan to coordinate and manage implementation of new security operations across airports -- work involving approximately 1,200 discrete procedures, tailored to individual airports, and affecting security for baggage handling and passenger screening. These security measures must be in place by a Congressionally-mandated deadline of November 19, 2002.

Lockheed Martin is teamed with KPMG, an industry leader in process management. "Together we will bring to bear our combined expertise in program management and process control to develop an effective plan for this critical aviation security program," said Terry Drabant, president, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems. Parsons, an industry recognized expert in aviation facility construction, is a subcontractor on the team.

As the leading technology solutions provider and integrator to the U.S. government, Lockheed Martin focuses on the defense, information technology and homeland security requirements of the military services and civil agencies. The Corporation's advanced technology solutions draw on world-class capabilities in systems engineering and integration, complex project management, software development and information technology. These align with emerging homeland security requirements for enhanced command and control, threat information alert and exchange, border control, critical infrastructure protection and emergency management and incident response. The Corporation is headquartered in Bethesda, Md.

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems provides solutions in systems integration, program management, software development, and information security for a variety of customers including U.S. and international defense and civil government agencies. Mission Systems employs approximately 2,600 at primary facilities in Gaithersburg, Colorado Springs, Colo., Santa Maria, Calif., and is a business unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation.

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SOURCE: Lockheed Martin Mission Systems

Contact: Thad S. Madden, Jr. of Lockheed Martin, +1-301-240-6356, or
thad.madden@lmco.com