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Lockheed Martin has won $170 million in contracts from the federal Department of Health and Human Services to help improve efficiency in government health information technology systems, the company said Monday.
One of the agreements, worth $142 million, is for desktop support, help desk, and call center services under the HHS Program Support Center ID/IQ contract. The contract has a three-year base period and four one-year options.
The company will also provide support and Web application design and development, database design, infrastructure analysis and planning, network and system operations, and information assurance and system and network security for the National Institutes of Health Office of Computer and Communications Systems Software Support Services. The $28 million contract has a five-year base period with four one-year options.
Lockheed Martin provides IT services to healthcare providers in the U.S. government, including the Center for Disease Control, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, Federal Occupational and Health, Social Security Administration, and Department of Defense and Department of Veteran Affairs.
Lockheed specializes in security technology products and services, with 140,000 employees and sales of $42.7 billion. The company's health team employs 2,500.
"The transformation of our health care system is a priority for this nation," said Steve Lubniewski, vice president, Lockheed Martin Health Solutions, in a statement. "For Lockheed Martin, it's a challenge of human security: How are we advancing technology to support our customers in their mission to deliver accessible, quality healthcare? It starts with work like this -- ensuring the efficient and secure operation of the health systems that serve America's citizens."
Lockheed Martin is veteran federal IT contractor. The company said in May that it would assemble a team of subcontractors to bid for a contract to build a secure information systems network for the U.S. Navy's surface fleet. The company was also part of a $493 million agreement with prime contractor Computer Science Corp. to manage IT for the Transportation Security Administration.
The U.S. government spends $200 million daily on IT.
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