Lockheed Martin to manage defense information systems network operations

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., 20 June 2012. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has selected Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] to help manage the transformation of the Department of Defense’s global data network. The work will take place under an up to seven-year Global Systems Management Operations (GSM-O) contract.

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., 20 June 2012. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has selected Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] to help manage the transformation of the Department of Defense’s global data network. The work will take place under an up to seven-year Global Systems Management Operations (GSM-O) contract. The contract will run for three years and includes two two-year options, with a total contract ceiling of $4.6 billion. The contract includes a mix of firm-fixed-price, fixed-price with incentive, cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus and fixed-fee pricing plans. GSM-O is headquartered at Fort Meade, Md., with multiple support locations worldwide.

GSM-O is the largest of three DISA Global Systems Management contracts. It provides programmatic, operations, and engineering services; material; equipment; and facilities to support the lifecycle management of the network. Other companies involved in the project include AT&T, ACS, Serco, BAE Systems, ManTech, and other businesses.

DISA, a combat support agency, provides, operates, and assures command and control, information sharing capabilities, and a globally accessible enterprise information infrastructure in support of joint warfighters, national level leaders, and other mission and coalition partners across a spectrum of operations.

The goal of the contract is to enable the network to support new communications capabilities and technologies.

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