The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] $47.7 million in contract funding to continue providing information technology (IT), operational and logistics support for multiple divisions of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR). These services are vital to ensure CDC OPHPR can help the nation prepare for and respond to public health threats and emergencies.
“At the national, state and local levels, OPHPR manages many elements of our country’s public health and emergency response capability,” said Glenn Kurowski, vice president of health and life sciences for Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions business. “Lockheed Martin has been a longtime CDC partner supporting multiple requirements; we take a mission-focused approach to design and implement tailored IT and operational solutions that help protect our citizens.”
Since 1999, Lockheed Martin has provided around-the-clock IT, consulting and emergency operations to CDC’s OPHPR during public health incidents and normal operations. The company also provides infrastructure services for the Strategic National Stockpile, which stores medicine and medical supplies to protect the American public if a severe public health emergency depletes local resources.
Lockheed Martin supports staffing and training for the CDC’s Emergency Operations Center, and is partnering with the EOC on a dashboard to enable federal, state and local agencies to share data in real time. Over the past five years, Lockheed Martin also helped CDC process more than $4 billion in grant money to aid state and local public health departments to better prepare for public health emergency and response. Work performed for CDC OPHPR will include:
Lockheed Martin is engineering safe and efficient health care solutions for federal partners. Leveraging its experience in systems integration, the company safeguards crucial healthcare data; supports claims processing and disability examinations for millions of veterans; enables clinical research through cloud computing and data analytics; innovates with mobile solutions; and drives efficiency with intelligent application of information technologies.
Source: Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT)
Date: Aug 29, 2013