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Lockheed gets extension on cyber range work

Lockheed Martin may have sold the bulk of its IT business to Leidos but don’t think the defense contractor jettisoned all of its IT work.

There is plenty of embedded IT services in the work it does, not only in supporting its various platforms but also in the cybersecurity work it does.

Case in point is a sole-source contract of an undisclosed value the company received late last month to support the National Cyber Range.

The range was established in the wake of the President’s 2008 Comprehensive National Cyber initiative. The range is used for testing and evaluation of new cyber tools and training across the Defense Department. It operates under an as-a-service model.

Lockheed won the contract in a contest with seven other companies in 2014.

But now the almost $100 million ceiling has been reached. According to solicitation documents, the Defense Department is developing a follow-on contract that greatly expands the locations and the services offered by the contract.

The new contract could be worth up to $750 million and will go to multiple winners. Deltek expects an award in March 2019.

In awarding the sole-source extension, DOD put out a notice of its intent and received no comments. The value of the extension was redacted from the justification document.

DOD says running a competition now would cost too much and cause delays to ongoing testing and training.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Feb 09, 2018 at 9:48 AM

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