Lockheed to upgrade command IT systems

The U.S. Joint Forces Command has selected Lockheed Martin Corp. to provide information technology services at several command facilities in Virginia, Washington state and Washington, D.C.

The five-year Information Systems Support Services contract has an estimated total value of more than $186 million. It requires Lockheed to support the command with IT planning, design, development, integration, installation, production engineering and operations. Lockheed will supervise network operations and systems support, customer training, video teleconferencing and database development and administration.

Work is scheduled to begin Oct. 5 at the Norfolk, Va., and Suffolk, Va., facilities, the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency facilities at Fort Belvoir, Va., and Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., and at the command's liaison offices at the Pentagon and in Washington, D.C.

Joint Forces Command, based in Norfolk, is in charge of more than 1.16 million active and reserve personnel from all branches of the Armed Forces, civil servants and contract employees. The command instructs military leaders in executing operations in a joint environment, including rehearsals for deployments worldwide and humanitarian missions.

Lockheed Martin, headquartered in Bethesda, Md., ranks No. 1 on Washington Technology's 2007 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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