Lockheed Martin Employee Receives Asian American Engineer of the Year Award
IT Professional Honored by the Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA

Wei-San Lily O'Byrne, vice president of Systems Design and Integration at Lockheed Martin Enterprise Information Systems, has received one of 15 Asian American Engineer of the Year awards from the Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA. The California resident is honored for her contributions to the field of Information Technology.

The award was presented at a special award banquet held as a highlight of the annual E-Week celebration, according to the Chinese Institute of Engineers. The Asian American Engineer of the Year Award Banquet is the only program of its kind in conjunction with the celebration of the National Engineers Week in the United States.

"Such an award always reflects the work of more than one person -- for that I am most grateful to the team of IT professionals at Lockheed Martin who helped me achieve this honor," O'Byrne said.

O'Byrne, who has been involved in computer engineering for 30 years, leads a team of over 1,400 professionals. In 2004, she received a patent award as co-inventor of the "System and Method of Enterprise Risk Evaluation and Planning." She is currently a member of the Lockheed Martin Corporate Technical Council.

Enterprise Information Systems is the corporation's internal information technology service provider, responsible for providing technology-based solutions to the Corporation's businesses. Based in Orlando, Enterprise Information Systems handles more than 100 million lines of code and operates one of the world's largest Windows NT networks and processes more than three million e-mail messages per day to maintain system reliability on a 24x7 schedule.

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 2004 sales of $35.5 billion.

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