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Lockheed Martin Wins $600 Million Air Force IT Contract
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SEABROOK, Md.

Lockheed Martin has won a contract valued up to $600 million to support U.S. Air Force information technology requirements in the National Capital Region of Washington, D.C.

The new contract will support the Air Force Pentagon Communications Agency (AFPCA) by providing managed services and classified voice, video and data assistance. A full range of services include call center operations, enterprise IT management, VIP requirements, classified systems support, program management and engineering, and information assurance.

Supporting about 7,500 Defense Department users in the region, AFPCA provides a full range of unclassified and classified, mission-essential IT services. The Information Technology Services contract involves a 10-year program with funding to include a transition period and nine 1-year options.

Linda Gooden, president of Lockheed Martin Information Technology, said, "We have assembled a powerful team poised to give the best, most comprehensive support possible to meet the critical requirements of the U.S. Air Force and its customers. We are proud to have been selected to work and succeed with AFPCA in this important national mission."

Customers served by AFPCA include officials at Headquarters Air Force, the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the National Military Command Center (NMCC), plus several other government agencies who work with DoD. The contract consolidates some 50 existing contracts with multiple vendors.

The lead company is Seabrook, Md.-based Lockheed Martin Information Technology, whose managed services and enterprise-level systems integration capabilities serve a wide variety of Defense and civil government agencies. The company's teammates include General Dynamics IS&T, SAIC, Titan, Booz Allen and Hamilton, SI International, SII, TDS, ESS, GMSI, Trawick, DSD Labs, NOC Technologies, AlphaTech, Tessada, and Phoenix Systems.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 130,000 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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SOURCE: Lockheed Martin

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