HERNDON, Va., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When consumers rely on packages to be accurately and promptly delivered, a precise in-shipment tracking system is important. When the Department of Defense (DOD) does the same with weapon systems, passengers, cargo and other mission-relevant supplies, the level of importance is greatly amplified.
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will continue sustainment and operations for the Integrated Data Environment / Global Transportation Network Convergence (IGC) program which provides the DOD with near real-time enterprise access to logistics and transportation data used to track assets in motion, in storage and in theater to provide end-to-end supply chain visibility. This $26.8 million award is a follow-on to the 2008 IGC development and sustainment contract where Lockheed Martin was responsible for system design and implementation as the enterprise service provider.
"Situational awareness is an integral focus for any mission and part of that effort is the awareness of asset locations and deliveries," said Angela Heise, vice president of Enterprise IT Solutions with Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions. "We're using actionable logistics information to provide decision-making support for Joint Force Commanders."
IGC is the United States Transportation Command's program of record for in-transit visibility and the program of record for the Defense Logistics Agency's asset visibility system. The system creates the greatest opportunity of a distribution network that ensures consistent access to authoritative logistics data, business rules and reliable information. IGC provides warfighters with the best information technology tools for supply and transportation while eliminating redundancies to streamline the support of informed and agile decision making.
IGC integrates more than 950 transaction types from 67 external DOD transportation, logistics and supply system interfaces and over 250 commercial transportation carriers into a single integrated data model to provide complete, consistent, and authoritative data in near-real time. IGC processes and loads nearly 3.5 billion transactions per month into two active, unclassified and classified environments in support of over 6,000 end users. More than 17,000 business rules have been implemented to accurately integrate data and develop a single version of truth from numerous data sources.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion.
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