Press Release

Lockheed Martin Chosen for Jet Propulsion Lab Contract

By SpaceRef Editor
August 30, 2007
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Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) has been selected by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., to provide desktop services and unified help desk support under the Desktop and Institutional Computing Environment (DICE) contract, valued at $110 million for the first three years, totaling an estimated $227 million over 10 years.

The contract has a base period of three years and seven option years. Lockheed Martin will work in partnership with the Office of the Chief Information Officer to provide enhanced desktop services and establish a unified help desk. Effective January 1, 2008, the new contract will replace the current Desktop Network Services (DNS) contract currently held by Lockheed Martin.

Services to be provided under JPL DICE will include desktop services, hardware replenishment, computing capacity, enterprise services, as well as other services currently provided under the DNS contract. Additionally, Lockheed Martin will consolidate the 13 existing help desks into one unified help desk as well as provide JPL with a unified messaging system.

“We are elated that we will continue our great partnership with JPL under this new expansive contract. We will provide JPL with the most innovative technology solutions while we work to unify, simplify, and transform their help desk and desktop services,” said Steve Lubniewski, President of Lockheed Martin’s Enterprise Solutions & Services company.

Lockheed Martin’s partners on DICE include Hewlett Packard, Booz Allen Hamilton, SBAR, Bay Systems, Mori, Dav-Lear, GC Micro, and American Data and Computing Products.

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a federally-funded research and development facility managed by the California Institute of Technology for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Lockheed Martin was awarded the current JPL DNS contract in December 1997, and it began work providing the laboratory with desktop refresh services, service center help desk, remote desktop management and desk-side support, software distribution and license management, configuration management, asset management, and e-catalog support of desktops. The DNS contract is scheduled to end in December 2007.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2006 sales of $40 billion.

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