Lockheed Martin Wins $525 Million SSA Contract; AWSSC Award Expands Information Technology Partnership

Lockheed Martin has won a $525 million, seven-year contract to provide information technology support to the Social Security Administration (SSA), continuing a long-term partnership aimed at helping the agency meet its mission and challenges for the future.

The Agency Wide Support Services Contract (AWSSC) encompasses a complete range of services related to SSA's major systems modernization initiatives. The AWSSC continues the work Lockheed Martin is currently performing under its Enterprise Technology Services Contract with the agency. Lockheed Martin has been supporting SSA since 1989, when it began work under the agency's Software Support Services Contract.

Linda Gooden, president of Lockheed Martin Information Technology, said, "We are thrilled to have been chosen by the SSA for this award, extending our partnership to modernize the systems and software on which so many millions of people across the country depend. Looking toward the future, we will continue to work with our SSA customer to build solutions that help to make America a better place in which to live."

Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will provide support in application design, development, testing, and maintenance; database administration and imaging and document management; data administration and programmatic repository and enterprise architecture; software engineering and technology; emerging technology applications; and software engineering management. The contract was awarded by the SSA Office of Acquisitions and Grants in Baltimore, Md.

Teammates joining Lockheed Martin include Global Commerce and Information, Columbia, Md.; Pointe Technology Group, Inc., Landover, Md.; Computer Programs and Systems, Inc., Baltimore, Md.; RS Information Systems, Inc., McLean, Va.; ESS, Frederick, Md.; Apptis, Inc., Chantilly, Va.; SM Consulting, Inc., Linthicum, Md.; and BAE Systems Information Technology (DigitalNet), McLean, Va.

Approximately 25 percent of Lockheed Martin revenues are derived from information technology business. In fact, according to Washington Technology, Lockheed Martin is the number one provider of information technology to the Federal Government.

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 2003 sales of $31.8 billion.

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