The contract, valued at up to $465 million, will serve the Atlanta-based CDC and its sister organization, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. The company will provide applications development and related information technology support services for CDC headquarters and ATSDR, plus support CDC centers, institutes and offices, as well as employees located in 47 state health departments and overseas in 45 countries.
Lockheed Martin Information Technology, a business unit of the corporation, will manage the contract from its offices in Atlanta. Lockheed Martin, the federal government's largest provider of information technology services, demonstrated its exceptional ability for managing highly complex IT projects and its team's experience and understanding of the CDC's public health mission.
Linda Gooden, President of Lockheed Martin Information Technology, said, "We have pledged to the CDC the best support our Corporation can provide as the Nation at this time strives to defend itself against the most critical public health challenges in history. Lockheed Martin is honored to enter into this partnership with an IT leadership team, technology and expertise in program management and systems integration that are second to none."
The contract to Lockheed Martin was one of two information technology awards announced by CDC. The company will compete for future task orders.
CDC is internationally recognized for protecting the health and safety of people, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 125,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2002 sales of $26.6 billion.
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