The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has selected Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] to compete for future task orders through its new Tactical Communications (TACCOM) program. Among 30 awardees, Lockheed Martin was one of five to be selected to compete for TACCOM tasks in all five of the program's core areas.
Through the indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) program, DHS will quickly procure vital tactical equipment engineering, operations and maintenance services. The agency will use the equipment to support reliable public safety communication for its missions at both the state and local levels. Contractors could be called upon to provide the equipment itself, or provide engineering services to ensure greater interoperability.
"Protecting national security requires good tactical communication for situational awareness and coordination," said June Shrewsbury, vice president of technical services within Lockheed Martin's Global Training and Logistics business. "Lockheed Martin has the ability to offer the most effective and efficient equipment and deliver this affordable capability rapidly through the TACCOM program."
In addition to DHS, other federal agencies including the Departments of Interior, State, Justice, and the White House Communications Agency can use the TACCOM IDIQ contract vehicle to acquire the equipment and services they need.
The two-year program has three option years and a potential ceiling value of $3 billion for all awardees.
Source: Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT)
Date: May 8, 2012