Lockheed Martin Presented NASA's Highest Award for Quality and Performance
Houston, Texas, 02/26/2008 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today was awarded the George M. Low Award, NASA's highest recognition for demonstrated excellence and outstanding achievements in quality and performance on the Mission Support Operations Contract (MSOC).
MSOC was awarded to Lockheed Martin in September 2003 to deliver engineering, maintenance and operation services associated with the Mission Control Center (MCC) and Integrated Planning System (IPS) to NASA's Mission Operations Directorate at Johnson Space Flight Center. Within MSOC, Lockheed Martin is responsible for providing engineering, design, development, integration, operations, and maintenance for ground systems and mission planning as well as level of effort services.
The George M. Low Award is NASA's premier quality and performance award for NASA's prime and sub contractors. This award program recognizes large and small businesses that demonstrate excellence and outstanding technical and managerial achievements in quality and performance on NASA-related contracts or subcontracts. Nominees are evaluated on six criteria: customer satisfaction and contract technical performance, schedule performance, cost performance, leadership and quality improvement, research and development and/or innovative technology breakthroughs, and items of special interest to NASA.
Our team is focused and committed to quality and performance at every level. Rich Jackson, program manager for MSOC said. We are extremely proud to have been chosen for this prestigious award and look forward to the challenges NASA provides us in the future.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2007 sales of $41.9 billion.