VALLEY FORGE, Pa., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Already one of the U.S. Department of Defense's most-experienced providers of solutions for defeating military threats, Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) will now team with the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) to thwart another type of enemy -- cyber criminals.
The company has been selected to deliver a full range of technical, functional, and managerial support to the DC3, which provides vital assistance in the investigation of criminal, counterintelligence and counterterrorism matters, as well as cyber security support to Defense Industrial Base partners. The work will be conducted through a task order awarded by the General Services Administration's Federal Systems Integration and Management Center under the General Services Administration Alliant Contract. The task order has a ceiling value of $454 million if all options are exercised.
"DC3 faces compelling requirements for superior digital forensics and multi-media lab services, related research, development, test and evaluation, and cyber analytics," said Steve Shirley, executive director of the Center in Linthicum, Md. "Responsive and capable industry mission partners are a significant feature of DC3's operations. We're looking forward to a smooth transition as Lockheed Martin becomes a key mission partner, and we're confident the company's capabilities will help us succeed in our future challenges."
The Lockheed Martin team will bring to DC3 its extensive cyber analysis expertise gained through its role in protecting some of the most-sensitive information networks in the world. As the leading IT provider for the federal government 17 consecutive years (Washington Technology), Lockheed Martin also has executed many successful large contract transitions.
"As DC3's new mission partner, we're excited to assist the Center as it expands and advances its technical capabilities in support of DoD criminal investigative, counterintelligence, and counterterrorism organizations, and to help safeguard the networks of Defense Industrial Base partners," said Gerry Fasano, president of Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions-Defense (IS&GS-Defense).
Because of its size and importance, the DoD is targeted by cyber criminals ranging from terrorists to spies to identity thieves. "Our industry team provides solutions to address a cyber threat environment that is highly dynamic and growing in volume and complexity," said Dr. Rohan Amin, DC3 program director for Lockheed Martin IS&GS-Defense. "We recognize the uniqueness of the mission and look forward to working with DC3 to address these future challenges."
Lockheed Martin's scope of work will include digital and multimedia forensics examination, analysis, research, development, test and evaluation, information technology and cyber analytical services. The primary work will be conducted at DC3 headquarters in Linthicum, Md.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 123,000 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 2011 were $46.5 billion.
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