Lockheed wins DOD network deal
- By Paula Shaki Trimble
- Dec 12, 2000
Lockheed Martin Information Support Services will manage the Pentagon's
communications backbone during a major network upgrade, the company announced
The $378 million, 10-year task order was awarded under the General Services
Administration Federal Technology Service's Millennia contract. Lockheed
will manage the network that supports the Defense Department's Network Infrastructure
Services Agency-Pentagon, which serves 25,000 computer users at DOD.
The task order includes:
* Program and network management.
* Quality assurance planning.
* Security operations.
* Help-desk support and other professional services.
"The Pentagon is going through a big renovation," a Lockheed spokesman said.
"Being able to manage all that backbone is critical to the success of that."
The network infrastructure supports several systems, including administrative
desktop systems, and it connects mission-related systems for the Office
of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and each military
service, the spokesman said.