Lockheed Martin to Support U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office's Supercomputing Effort

Lockheed Martin Space Operations (LMSO) has been selected by the U.S. General Services Administration, Federal Technology Service (GSA-FTS), to support the Naval Oceanographic Office's Major Shared Resource Center (MSRC), located at Stennis Space Center, Mississippi. The MSRC operates under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing (HPC) Modernization Program and is a premier provider of HPC services and support to a nationwide DoD user community. LMSO's base contract runs from February 2003 to September 2003, and then will be followed by six one-year options. Total value of the contract could exceed $30 million.

The GSA-FTS awarded Lockheed Martin a task order for system administration and user support services for the Naval Oceanographic Office's supercomputing center using the GSA Millennia Contract. LMSO employees will provide a wide range of services, from helping scientists take full advantage of the center's supercomputing resources to daily support of systems and software.

The Naval Oceanographic Office acquires and analyzes global oceanic and littoral data to provide specialized products and services for warfighters, and civilian, national and international customers. Its resources include one of the world's largest supercomputing facilities and the world's largest oceanographic library.

Lockheed Martin Space Operations, a business unit of Lockheed Martin Technology Services headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is a high- technology company with about 3,200 engineers, scientists and support personnel. Services include data collection, processing and exploitation, telemetry, and communication operations support for NASA; software and hardware engineering for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station; mission operations and planning systems design, development, and integration; and human life sciences research.

SOURCE: Lockheed Martin Space Operations

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