ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE :LMT ) a $791 million contract to provide IT services on the Global Combat Support System program.
"Lockheed Martin is looking forward to continue the partnership with the Air Force implementing an affordable and innovative solution to fulfill the combat support mission area," said DeEtte Gray, Lockheed Martin IS&GS-Defense vice president for Enterprise IT Solutions.
Work will include operations and sustainment of the enterprise infrastructure, delivery of infrastructure, data services, warfighter mission capabilities, and evolution of Air Force information technology architecture. The contract includes a period of performance of three years and four, one year options. Primary work will be conducted at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., with supporting operations and engineering locations at Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; and Owego, N.Y.
Lockheed Martin has been the prime contractor for GCSS-AF since 1996 and has worked with the Air Force to deliver enterprise services, including the Air Force Portal, providing Air Force users a single point of entry to mission applications, information and collaboration tools. The Portal is the premier web gateway to the Air Force enterprise, giving warfighters worldwide instant, secure access to the information they need – from the status of critical parts and supplies to up-to-date information on their benefits. The GCSS-AF team supports more than 800,000 registered users.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.
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