Lockheed to assist Navy with data sharing

Lockheed Martin Corp. will assist the Office of Naval Research in developing data-sharing technologies under a three-year, $12 million contract.

Lockheed Martin will help develop and refine technologies for net-centric data distribution, fusion and visualization, company officials said.

The contractor plans to develop various technologies within a service-oriented architecture for Maritime Operations Centers worldwide to facilitate data sharing for intelligence purposes. The technologies will improve data access, sharing and collaboration and support virtual and forward-deployed operations centers.

The work will draw heavily on Lockheed Martin's capabilities in data fusion and SOA, said Elton Schroeder, vice president of C4ISR Systems at the company's Mission and Combat Support Solutions unit.

"In short, we can provide them with a widely available, accurate operational picture when they need it, where they need it," he said in a news release.

Lockheed Martin, of Bethesda, Md., ranks No. 1 on Washington Technology's 2008 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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