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Lockheed Martin Wins $5.8 Million in Contract Tasks for NORTHCOM
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SEABROOK, Md.

Lockheed Martin Corporation's Information Technology business unit has been awarded $5.8 million in contract task orders to support U.S. Northern Command information requirements.

A $4.8 million task order requires that Lockheed Martin provide approximately 36 personnel for one year beginning October 1 to support U.S. Northern Command's Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) requirements. This entails developing the new command's architecture, and associated integration and interoperability needs of the new IT infrastructure required to support its evolving mission.

During the same performance period, the second contract task order worth $1 million requires Lockheed Martin to establish an Information Operations (IO) cell. This cell is a derivative of the IO capability Lockheed Martin successfully developed for U.S. Space Command, now US Strategic Command.

Both contract task orders are being performed in Colorado Springs with most personnel working in U.S. Northern Command spaces at Peterson Air Force Base.

The two task orders were competitively awarded through N/UMAS, the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)/U.S. Space Command (USSPACE) Missions and Architecture Support contracting vehicle. N/UMAS is a multiple-award Independent Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract that supports NORAD/USSPACE, subordinate commands and other agencies associated with NORAD/USSPACE. It is used for a variety of projects for providing technical assistance in strategy and doctrine development, policies, logistics analysis, budget development, and other requirements.

The Department of Defense established U.S. Northern Command in 2002 to consolidate under a single unified command existing missions that were previously executed by other military organizations. The command's mission is homeland defense and civil support. It conducts operations to deter, prevent, and defeat threats and aggression aimed at the United States, its territories, and interests within the assigned area of responsibility; and, under the direction of the President or Secretary of Defense, provides military assistance to civil authorities. The organization is headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The task orders were awarded under Lockheed Martin's OAO contracting entity. Lockheed Martin Information Technology was combined from two of the corporation's existing units and the OAO Corporation, which Lockheed Martin acquired in December 2001. The N/UMAS contract was awarded to OAO in October 1998.

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

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SOURCE: Lockheed Martin

CONTACT: Joe Wagovich, Lockheed Martin, +1-301-352-2692