The General Services Administration (GSA) selected Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] to compete for task orders on its new Email as a Service (EaaS) contract. Sixteen other companies also were selected to support this Blanket Purchase Agreement program, a government-wide cloud computing initiative that helps meet federal mandates for migrating information technology to the cloud.
The five-year EaaS program has an estimated ceiling value of $2.5 billion for all contractors. It is available to federal, state and local government agencies via GSA’s IT Schedule 70. Through this procurement, Lockheed Martin will compete to provide secure cloud-based email service, office automation (virtual office), electronic records management, migration services and integration services through private, secret, government community and public cloud computing environments.
“As the largest provider of IT services to the federal government, Lockheed Martin is uniquely qualified to help agencies derive the maximum benefits of cloud computing,” said Vicki Schmanske, vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions-Civil IT & Security Solutions line of business. “With our mission-focused, flexible approach, federal customers will have easy access to secure, affordable and innovative cloud solutions.”
Lockheed Martin will support EaaS task orders with its proven Solutions as a Service (SolaSTM) secure cloud delivery innovation, which combines domain expertise, proven processes and smart technology. The corporation began its investment in cloud solution development in early 2008, with its first cloud implementation in early 2009. Since then, Lockheed Martin has been on the front lines of the cloud evolution, developing innovation centers, flexible cloud computing solutions and alliances with partners to provide the most comprehensive solutions to customers.
Source: Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT)
Date: Sep 19, 2012