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Lockheed Martin Gets $454 Million to Help Department of Defense Fight Cybercrime

Lockheed Martin, the largest provider of IT services, systems integration, and training to the U.S. Government, today said that it has been awarded a task order that could be valued up to $454 million to help the Department of Defense hunt down cyber criminals ranging from terrorists to spies to identity thieves.

Lockheed Martin, which is always subject to advanced cyber attacks, including a high profile attack which occurred last May, said it will deliver a range of technical, functional, and managerial support to the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3), which provides assistance in the investigation of criminal, counterintelligence and counterterrorism matters, as well as cyber security support to Defense Industrial Base partners.

If all options are exercised under the task order, the company said the full value could reach $454 million.Lockheed Martin

Lockheed, which has experience protecting some of the most-sensitive information networks in the world will provide services including digital and multimedia forensics examination, analysis, research, development, test and evaluation, information technology and cyber analytical services.

"DC3 faces compelling requirements for superior digital forensics and multi-media lab services, related research, development, test and evaluation, and cyber analytics," said Steve Shirley, executive director of the Center in Linthicum, Md. "Responsive and capable industry mission partners are a significant feature of DC3's operations. We're looking forward to a smooth transition as Lockheed Martin becomes a key mission partner, and we're confident the company's capabilities will help us succeed in our future challenges."

"As DC3's new mission partner, we're excited to assist the Center as it expands and advances its technical capabilities in support of DoD criminal investigative, counterintelligence, and counterterrorism organizations, and to help safeguard the networks of Defense Industrial Base partners," said Gerry Fasano, president of Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions-Defense (IS&GS-Defense).

The primary work will be conducted at DC3 headquarters in Linthicum, Md.

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