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Cipriano Joins Lockheed Martin Information Technology

Lockheed Martin today announced that Mr. Joseph Cipriano has joined its Information Technology team as Vice President for Advanced Solutions.

In his new position, Cipriano will be a key member of Lockheed Martin Information Technology's strategic team engaged in designing its major proposal efforts supporting federal agencies and commercial clients. He will be responsible for crafting the company's strategy for future large-scale managed system procurements.

Cipriano served as the Department of the Navy's Program Executive Officer for Information Technology from 1999 until this past month.

Linda Gooden, President of Lockheed Martin Information Technology, said, "We are excited about having Joe Cipriano join us in this important capacity. He enjoys a widely-respected reputation in this industry and in government as a true IT professional, a leader and strategist. His contributions to our strategy team will be essential as we strive to help more agencies satisfy pressing information technology requirements."

Cipriano was in charge of developing and fielding the $6.9 billion Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) program plus several enterprise-wide applications such as the Defense Integrated Military Human Resource System (DIMHRS) and the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS).

Prior to his program executive position, he served at Naval Sea Systems Command, where he became and served as the Navy's first Battle Force System Engineer and Deputy Commander for Warfare Systems. From 1990 to 1995, he was director of the U.S. Department of Energy's $8 billion Superconducting Super Collider program in Dallas, Texas, the largest international basic research project since the Manhattan Project. Earlier, he had held progressive positions in technical and executive civilian management roles for the Navy in Arlington, Va., and Port Hueneme, Calif.

He holds a bachelor of science degree in physics from Baylor University and was named a distinguished alumni by Baylor in 1992. Among his many professional awards are the Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award, 2002 Federal Computer Week IT Professional of the Year and 2001 Post/Newsweek Government Executive of the Year. In 2001 he received the highest Navy award for a Civilian, the Distinguished Civilian Service Award.

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. Information Technology is a business unit of Lockheed Martin providing IT business systems, managed services and infrastructure solutions to government agencies and commercial clients.

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