Lockheed Martin to upgrade IT at DOD threat reduction agency

Lockheed Martin Corp. will upgrade and reconfigure information technology assets of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency through a contract initially worth $62 million that could increase to $475 million over 10 years.

As part of three initial task orders awarded through the Defense Department's indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity IT Services and Support contract, Lockheed Martin will incorporate the agency's numerous existing IT architectures into one standard, flexible and central system.

The infrastructure will include networks, servers, routers and telecommunications equipment.

The task orders also call for services such as help desk, user support, network engineering, IT installation and administration. The company will be responsible for design and engineering, knowledge management, and usability engineering.

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is a DOD combat support agency that works on issues such as weapons of mass destruction, including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive weapons.

This contract is the start of a partnership between Lockheed Martin and the agency, said Steve Lubniewski, president of Lockheed Martin's Enterprise Solutions and Services, which specializes in government business and IT solutions.

The award has a base period of five years and one five-year option period. Lockheed Martin will perform most of the work at Fort Belvoir, Va.

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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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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