ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a Best of the Best Award from the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Small Business Development Program for supporting the agency's goals for 2011.
The award recognized Lockheed Martin's extensive use of small businesses on its National Airspace System Integration Support Contract (NISC) III program. NISC III is a performance-based contract that provides continued support for transition, integration and implementation of selected FAA national airspace system modernization and support programs.
"Lockheed Martin is honored to be chosen by the FAA for this prestigious award," said Rick Hieb, vice president of Exploration & Mission Support at Information Systems & Global Solutions – Civil. "We recognize that small businesses are critical to the economic strength of our nation. The NISC program is working to be part of the solution by providing opportunities for small businesses to compete and grow in today's global marketplace."
For the Best of the Best Awards, the FAA accepts nominations from across the agency. Lockheed Martin was recognized in the large business category for its outstanding performance and significant contributions to the FAA's Small Business Development Program including its Mentor Protégé Program, Subcontractor Symposium and onsite training and mentoring.
Lockheed Martin's IS&GS-Civil division serves various non-defense U.S. government agencies, international governments and regulated commercial industries. It is responsible for a wide array of information technology systems and services in areas such as health care, energy, transportation, information and cyber security, extreme environments, citizen protection and space exploration.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 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 net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion
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