$292.7M to Lockheed Martin to Support Pentagon’s Network Infrastructure
The US Army Information Technology Agency (ITA) awarded Lockheed Martin a $292.7 million contract to provide operations and maintenance support for the Pentagon’s network infrastructure.
Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will provide network operations maintenance, management, and security support for all data networks within the Pentagon and the National Capital Region…
In 2000, Lockheed Martin won a 10-year contract with the Army to serve as the Pentagon’s IT provider under the Information Technology Agency (ITA) contract. During this period a Pentagon renovation effort was under way, and Lockheed Martin was responsible for providing the IT infrastructure and network management from the customers wall plate all the way out to the networks.
On Mar 1/09, the Army awarded a sole source 6-month contract to Lockheed Martin to bridge the gap between the previous and current contracts, consolidating two separate existing contracts at the Pentagon – the Network Infrastructure Services Operation (NISO) and the Pentagon Primary Technical Control Facility contracts.
NISO operates and maintains the Pentagon IT backbone, the Pentagon cable information network, and the command and control point-to-point infrastructure in support of DoD communications worldwide. Products and services include moving, adding, and changing network projects; network engineering projects; satellite antennas; cable TV broadcasting services; certified cryptographic maintenance; and the Network Information System Web Portal.