EDS, NCR Join Forces:<@VM>Defense Exploring Broadcast Network:<@VM>Lockheed Martin Bases Red Light Unit in San Diego:
By Nick Wakeman
Electronic Data Systems Corp. of Plano, Texas, and NCR Corp. of Dayton, Ohio, have formed an alliance to pursue "business intelligence" work with government and commercial organizations.
With the help of EDS subsidiary, A.T. Kearney, the alliance will provide consulting, integration and other IT services for organizations to build and use data warehousing capabilities. In the government market, the capabilities can be used to track fraud and abuse such as with welfare programs, law enforcement trends and tax compliance, said William Dodds, EDS service offering manager and head of the alliance.
The Department of Defense is gathering information on the ability of contractors to design, build, test and field a broadcast system to deliver information to soldiers. The Integrated Broadcast Service will deliver near real-time intelligence data from the "sensor to the shooter," according to Defense Department officials.
The military wants a flexible system that will be used by theater commanders. The system will have to operate over existing communication systems that are part of the Defense Information Infrastructure. The project is being developed at Hanscom Air Force Base, near Boston. An industry briefing on the planned effort is planned for March 30-31 at Hanscom.
Lockheed Martin Corp. of Bethesda, Md., is using a recent acquisition to create a photo enforcement group in San Diego.
In January, Lockheed Martin bought U.S. Public Technologies Inc., a San Diego company that develops systems to combat red light running, speeding and other driving hazards. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but U.S. Public Technologies had about 100 employees.
Lockheed Martin officials said the company is looking to expand its photo enforcement business. Currently, the company has contracts with about 36 local governments in the United States, Canada and Australia, said Tom Wrigley, senior vice president and managing director of Lockheed Martin Municipal Services division, which oversees the photo enforcement group.