Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin Corp.will have the opportunity to deliver up to nearly $2 billion in services to the Department of Defense to manage the global digital network used by warfighters, policymakers and support personnel. The network will incorporate new technologies to improve the way defense agencies share information.
Lockheed's Information Systems & Global Solutions division in Manassas was awarded a contract June 15 that allows the company to bid on up to $1.91 billion in fixed-price and reimbursement-type task orders that involve handling day-to-day operations for DOD's global information grid and sustaining both the existing network and future enhancements. The contract could extend for up to seven years, including a three-year base period and two two-year options.
The global information grid is a network of computer systems and intranets used to store, process and share electronic data across the DOD. For the last few years, the department has been trying to upgrade the technology to enable better integration between its different branches. DOD released a synopsis of the contract requirements two years ago.