The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) selected Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to transition the agency to the cloud. The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract is valued up to $1 billion, with options that extend through 2023.
DOI data and applications are currently housed in more than 400 data centers, rooms and closets. The data and applications will be moved to the cloud to increase efficiency and meet the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative. Lockheed Martin has built a team of diverse partners to respond to DOI’s requirements.
DOI Transition to the Cloud
“Lockheed Martin offers an affordable, low-risk and user-friendly path to transition the Department of the Interior from traditional to cloud-based IT,” said Frank Armijo, vice president of Energy Solutions for the company’s Information Systems & Global Solutions business. “We understand how to combine data center consolidation, cloud and other green IT practices to help our customers meet their mission needs and maximize the benefits of advanced technology.”
The mission-based Solutions as a Service (SolaS) platform of Lockheed Martin leverages the corporation’s industry partnerships, advanced technologies, domain and cyber security expertise and green IT practices to deliver a suite of on-demand, secure, scalable and compliant cloud solutions.
As a large federal contractor, Lockheed Martin received the highest level Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization from the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board to become an approved provider of secure community cloud services to federal, state and local agencies. The FedRAMP authorization validates Lockheed Martin’s cloud security practices and it reassures federal agencies as they move to the cloud.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 116,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation’s net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.