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Lockheed Martin Team Selected for Veterans Affairs Information Technology Support Contract
Lockheed Martin Team to Share in Potential $3 Billion VA GITSS ID/IQ Contract

A Lockheed Martin - led team has been selected to share in task orders potentially worth $3 billion to provide information technology and telecommunication products and services to all federal agencies through the Department of Veterans Affairs Global Information Technology Support Services (VA GITSS) program.

The eight-year VA GITSS program will give federal users access to the resources of the best IT and telecommunications companies. VA GITSS is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) support services program managed by BuyIT.gov, the VA's federal acquisition center, Austin, Texas.

GITSS services include: IT and telecommunications system integration; implementation and operations; information security; legacy system migration; web design and development; strategic planning and assessment; contingency operations implementation; electronic commerce support and software development.

"The VA GITSS contract is an outstanding vehicle positioned to meet the diverse IT needs of the federal community," said Pete Rogers, Lockheed Martin's vice president for Combat Support Systems. "Our team members have been carefully selected to address the government-wide global IT opportunities that VA GITSS will surely present."

Lockheed Martin is one of 10 suppliers selected for VA GITSS task-order contracts. BuyIT.gov specializes in information technology acquisitions on a fee-for-service basis. Federal agencies can purchase products and services through VA GITSS task orders from the BuyIT.gov website: www.aac.va.gov/gitss/buy_it.htm.

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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