Contractors host Industry Day, meet with small businesses

SEABROOK, Md., 3 March 2006. A Lockheed Martin Corporation-led contractor team met yesterday with more than 30 small businesses to cover the innovative approaches it will take to win and perform under the U.S. Army's Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-2 Services (ITES-2S) contracting vehicle.

SEABROOK, Md., 3 March 2006. A Lockheed Martin Corporation-led contractor team met yesterday with more than 30 small businesses to cover the innovative approaches it will take to win and perform under the U.S. Army's Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-2 Services (ITES-2S) contracting vehicle.

The Lockheed Martin team hosted an Industry Day in Reston, Va., for its small-business teammates to promote the open business model they would use in pursuing critical Army tasks. It is one of the streamlined management processes the team plans to put in place to support the requirements of ITES-2S. Under the concept, all teammates compete equally for Army tasks, ensuring the best low-cost and low-risk task solutions that will meet or exceed Army's requirements.

ITES-2S is being established by the Army Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems, to succeed its existing ITES vehicle, which was established in 2003. The new contract entails a wider range of services from business process re-engineering to enterprise design, integration, and consolidation. It is being created to provide performance-based IT support for soldiers across the Army enterprise throughout the United States and overseas.

The teammates participating in Industry Day include two Lockheed Martin business entities, Lockheed Martin Integrated Services and Solutions and Lockheed Martin Information Technology, plus CACI International Inc.; ManTech International Corp.; SRA International, Inc.; PricewaterhouseCoopers; four small business protégé teammates (BLACKHAWK Management; Daston; the Ginn Group; and Object C Talk); as well as the Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Project Office, a consortium of all HBCU/MI member universities. An Army IT vendor panel discussion from Dell, Microsoft, Cisco, McAfee, and EMC also participated in the event.

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