Lockheed Martin Team Has Impressive Start to ISC2 Program; 'Exceptional' Management Cited in Award Fee Rating for Key C2 Program

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Lockheed Martin Mission Systems

    GAITHERSBURG, Md., and COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
 The U.S. Air Force has given the Lockheed Martin team an "exceptional" rating
 and a $2.8 million award fee for its management of the Integrated Space
 Command and Control (ISC2) program during the critical start-up period.
     Lockheed Martin and its teammates won the contract in September 2000. They
 will integrate and modernize air, missile and space command and control (C2)
 systems for North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Space
 Command (USSPACECOM) at Cheyenne Mountain into a common, interoperable command
 and control infrastructure.  The 15-year contract has a potential value of
 $1.5 billion.
     After conducting a detailed evaluation of the program, Air Force officials
 determined the overall performance was exceptional, a remarkably high
 evaluation for an initial award fee period. "Your team has set an impressive
 standard of performance and has rapidly implemented a new business paradigm,"
 Air Force officials said in a letter.  "The near-flawless transition,
 including the transfer of thousands of software and hardware assets to your
 responsibility is reflected in our evaluation," said officials.
     The technical requirements roadmap for the system's architecture
 infrastructure was established during this three-month period, and management
 of nearly 40 legacy command and control systems was transitioned to the ISC2
 operation with no degradation in mission integrity.
     "We are, of course, pleased with the progress to date.  The excellent
 working relationship we have with the Air Force and the warfighting commands
 on this program has enabled us to gain considerable momentum," said John
 James, vice president at Lockheed Martin Mission Systems, and program manager
 for ISC2.  "The initial work of establishing technical and programmatic
 requirements was extremely critical to the program, and now that it's done,
 we're proceeding forward and ready to implement the technical solution."
     The ISC2 modernization replaces the Air Force's collection of older,
 stand-alone systems, which function well individually, but are not seamlessly
 coordinated to give users comprehensive command and control capabilities and
 access to information.  Implementing Lockheed Martin's Information Superiority
 Architecture, ISC2 will dramatically improve interoperability among air,
 missile and space defense systems, allowing information and data to be shared
 among those and other command and control systems.  Commanders will have
 enhanced capability that synchronizes their command and control operations,
 providing for faster response to enemy actions and improved strategic and
 tactical coordination among forces.
     ISC2 will be a "virtual command center," enabling Information Superiority
 at all echelons by providing warfighters a common operational picture of the
 global battlefield derived from shared, real-time data that is available
 anytime and to any location in the world for specified users.
     The Corporation's lead enterprise for Information Superiority, Lockheed
 Martin Mission Systems serves customers including U.S. and international
 defense and civil government agencies.  Mission Systems employs approximately
 2,600 at facilities in Gaithersburg, Colorado Springs, and Santa Maria,
 Calif., and is a business unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation.
 
     Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global enterprise
 principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and
 integration of advanced-technology systems, products and services.  The
 Corporation's core businesses are systems integration, space, aeronautics, and
 technology services.
     For additional information, visit the website:
 http://www.lockheedmartin.com .
     To learn more about Lockheed Martin Mission Systems, visit the website at:
 http://www.lmco.com/missionsystems .
 
 

SOURCE Lockheed Martin Mission Systems
    GAITHERSBURG, Md., and COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
 The U.S. Air Force has given the Lockheed Martin team an "exceptional" rating
 and a $2.8 million award fee for its management of the Integrated Space
 Command and Control (ISC2) program during the critical start-up period.
     Lockheed Martin and its teammates won the contract in September 2000. They
 will integrate and modernize air, missile and space command and control (C2)
 systems for North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Space
 Command (USSPACECOM) at Cheyenne Mountain into a common, interoperable command
 and control infrastructure.  The 15-year contract has a potential value of
 $1.5 billion.
     After conducting a detailed evaluation of the program, Air Force officials
 determined the overall performance was exceptional, a remarkably high
 evaluation for an initial award fee period. "Your team has set an impressive
 standard of performance and has rapidly implemented a new business paradigm,"
 Air Force officials said in a letter.  "The near-flawless transition,
 including the transfer of thousands of software and hardware assets to your
 responsibility is reflected in our evaluation," said officials.
     The technical requirements roadmap for the system's architecture
 infrastructure was established during this three-month period, and management
 of nearly 40 legacy command and control systems was transitioned to the ISC2
 operation with no degradation in mission integrity.
     "We are, of course, pleased with the progress to date.  The excellent
 working relationship we have with the Air Force and the warfighting commands
 on this program has enabled us to gain considerable momentum," said John
 James, vice president at Lockheed Martin Mission Systems, and program manager
 for ISC2.  "The initial work of establishing technical and programmatic
 requirements was extremely critical to the program, and now that it's done,
 we're proceeding forward and ready to implement the technical solution."
     The ISC2 modernization replaces the Air Force's collection of older,
 stand-alone systems, which function well individually, but are not seamlessly
 coordinated to give users comprehensive command and control capabilities and
 access to information.  Implementing Lockheed Martin's Information Superiority
 Architecture, ISC2 will dramatically improve interoperability among air,
 missile and space defense systems, allowing information and data to be shared
 among those and other command and control systems.  Commanders will have
 enhanced capability that synchronizes their command and control operations,
 providing for faster response to enemy actions and improved strategic and
 tactical coordination among forces.
     ISC2 will be a "virtual command center," enabling Information Superiority
 at all echelons by providing warfighters a common operational picture of the
 global battlefield derived from shared, real-time data that is available
 anytime and to any location in the world for specified users.
     The Corporation's lead enterprise for Information Superiority, Lockheed
 Martin Mission Systems serves customers including U.S. and international
 defense and civil government agencies.  Mission Systems employs approximately
 2,600 at facilities in Gaithersburg, Colorado Springs, and Santa Maria,
 Calif., and is a business unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation.
 
     Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global enterprise
 principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and
 integration of advanced-technology systems, products and services.  The
 Corporation's core businesses are systems integration, space, aeronautics, and
 technology services.
     For additional information, visit the website:
 http://www.lockheedmartin.com .
     To learn more about Lockheed Martin Mission Systems, visit the website at:
 http://www.lmco.com/missionsystems .
 
 SOURCE  Lockheed Martin Mission Systems

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