LOCKHEED MARTIN INTRODUCES INNOVATIVE ADDITION TO DEFENSE MESSAGE SYSTEM
MANASSAS, VA, 01/31/2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has added an innovative capability for the U.S. military's Defense Message System (DMS) that improves functionality, enhances performance and reduces cost.
The added capability, named the Collaborative Messaging Solution (CMS), enhances DMS, the Department of Defense’s system of record for secure organizational messaging. The enhancements are available to any current DMS user or to any military base, office or deployed unit that requires secure messaging technology. CMS was developed as an addition to the DMS effort that has been worth more than $700M to Lockheed Martin since 1995.
“This new addition to DMS makes secure messaging more manageable and cost-effective than ever,” said Brian Ginch, of Lockheed Martin’s Enterprise Solutions. “Thousands of users around the world rely on DMS to handle their most critical messages. They can now enjoy that same level of confidence with a whole new set of capabilities – and at a reduced cost.”
Through testing, the Defense Information Systems Agency Product Review Team has approved the CMS as a non-core DMS product for use by Department of Defense and Intelligence Community users.
The addition to DMS can be tailored to the needs of different DMS users, allowing sites to implement only the features that are most beneficial to their mission. For instance, CMS FORTEZZA Gateway is ideal for deployed or tactical sites looking for a lower-cost, low-maintenance alternative to desktop FORTEZZA cards. For those sites where Microsoft products are currently installed, CMS provides a low cost solution that minimizes the investment in new software and hardware, as well as required training.
“We’re extremely pleased that CMS is now ready to begin making secure messaging easier and more affordable than ever,” said Ginch.
More information on the new CMS, including rates and availability, is available at http://www.lockheedmartin.com/dms.