NYC transit system picks Lockheed Martin for electronic security

NEW YORK CITY, 24 August 2005. The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has selected Lockheed Martin as the prime contractor for the cornerstone program initiating a comprehensive upgrade of MTA's electronic security operations infrastructure.

NEW YORK CITY, 24 August 2005. The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has selected Lockheed Martin as the prime contractor for the cornerstone program initiating a comprehensive upgrade of MTA's electronic security operations infrastructure.

The Authority oversees the New York City Transit system, Long Island Railroad, Metro North Railroad, and MTA bridges and tunnels.

As the prime contractor for the Integrated Electronic Security System and Command, Communications and Control (IESS/C3) program, Lockheed Martin will lead a team to design, develop and deploy a critical infrastructure protection system that integrates the command, communications and control capabilities across MTA facilities.

Work under the initial three-year contract, valued at $212 million, will start immediately. The contract includes maintenance options that could extend the program through September 2013.

Lockheed Martin's core IESS/C3 team includes:
* ARINC Inc.,
* Slattery Skanska USA Civil Inc.,
* SYSTRA Engineering,
* Intergraph Corp.,
* Cubic Corp., and
* Lenel Systems International Inc., Rochester, N.Y.

The companies have extensive experience working on integrated electronic surveillance, threat detection and deterrence, design-build engineering, electrical contracting, information technology, software engineering and communications infrastructure projects.

The objectives of this project include optimum use of critical security resources, more efficient provision and management of MTA information, enhancement of electronic-based detection and deterrent functions, and more resilient and electronically connected emergency response and recovery services.

"Lockheed Martin has extensive systems integration experience with the private and public sector in complex and fast moving environments, as well as a proven understanding of the operational environment of command, communications and control infrastructure," MTA Security Director Bill Morange said. "Their involvement in this program enables us to move forward with our plans to create a next generation command and control structure that addresses future needs for hardening our transit system against terror threats, and ultimately provide a safer environment for MTA customers."

"A city's economic viability and safe passage of travelers rely on the security of its transportation infrastructure," said Judy Marks, executive vice president for Lockheed Martin Transportation and Security Solutions. "We understand the need for immediate action that will protect the MTA operations, yet expedite the movement of people and goods throughout metropolitan New York. Our team stands proud and ready to help the MTA serve its customers and the citizens of this region."

She emphasized that the collective capabilities of its world-class team include specific and significant experience with the New York transit system and with the integration of physical security systems.

"All of the companies teaming with us are direct subcontractors with clear responsibilities and statements of work that will allow us to start implementing security enhancements immediately," Marks said. "By bringing together multiple companies with a complementary mix of skills and core capabilities, our team has the joint resources needed to deliver a high-quality, cost-effective infrastructure with an aggressive deployment 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. For more information, see www.lockheedmartin.com.

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