Lockheed Martin gets $4.6 billion contract to operate, secure US military network

Lockheed Martin will provide operations, maintenance, and cybersecurity for DISN, the global telecommunications network for the US military
Lockheed Martin will provide operations, maintenance, and cybersecurity for DISN, the global telecommunications network for the US military

Under the seven-year Global Systems Management Operations (GSM-O) contract, Lockheed Martin will provide operations, maintenance, and cybersecurity for DISN, which is the global telecommunications network for the US military.

GSM-O, the largest of three DISA Global Systems Management contracts, provides programmatic, operations, and engineering services; material; equipment; and facilities to support the lifecycle management of the network.

DISA expects the GSM-O to be carried out through five task orders: one for network operations, a second for network maintenance, a third for cybersecurity, fourth for contingency support, and a fifth for network integration.

For the contract, Lockheed Martin teammates include AT&T, ACS, Serco, BAE Systems, ManTech, and a number of small businesses.

Gerry Fasano, president of Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions – Defense, said his firm regards the contract award as a “singular opportunity to coordinate with DISA to improve the speed and efficiency of information exchange between our joint warfighters around the world and their commanders and allies.”
 

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