Teaming for Dominance Against Cyber Crime
Lockheed Martin Awarded Task Order for Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center
As a global security company, Lockheed Martin is no stranger to detecting threats by air, sea and space. In addition, a recent program awarded under the GSA Alliant Contract, gives the company the opportunity to detect and eliminate another type of threat – cyber crime.
On January 27, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions received a task order to provide a full range of technical, functional and managerial support to the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). Valued at up to $450 million if all options are exercised, the scope of DC3’s work includes digital and multimedia forensics examinations, analysis, research, development, test and evaluation, information technology and cyber analytical services. DC3 Program Director Dr. Rohan Amin said his team has been preparing for this opportunity for several months now.
“We’re all absolutely excited,” Amin said. “For many members of our team, lives will be forever changed. Some are relocating from across the country to support this customer’s incredible mission, so it’s a big change.”
To support the diverse DC3 mission, Lockheed Martin assembled an industry-leading team. Primary teammates Deloitte and CACI also specialize in digital forensics and cyber analysis work. In addition, contributing with capabilities very relevant to DC3’s mission, are teammates Assured Information Security, Defense Engineering Inc, Mandiant, Delta-Risk LLC, SRA International Inc, Electronic On Ramp and BlackBag Technologies. Finally, vendors including Dell, Technology Forums, Mark Logic and AccessData bring the latest technology and services to DC3.
Amin said the first step is to execute the transition plan with minimal disruption to daily operations. Amin has 60 days to staff the team and take over operations at DC3 Headquarters in Linthicum, Md.
“This program allows us to leverage our digital forensics and cyber analysis skills and expand our cyber portfolio by taking on a new mission with a new customer,” Amin said. “Cyber security is an area that is growing, but faces constant new challenges. However, conquering challenges are one of the many areas in which Lockheed Martin thrives.”
Posted on February 6, 2012
The scope of DC3’s work includes digital and multimedia forensics examinations, analysis, research, development, test and evaluation, information technology and cyber analytical services.