Lockheed Martin Opens New Mission Support Center in Clinton, Miss.
JACKSON, Miss., October 19, 2011 --
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] officially opened a 33,000-square-foot Mission Support Center today that will bring up to 350 jobs to Mississippi's Capital Region. The center, located in Clinton, Miss., will support diverse mission and technology services that Lockheed Martin provides to federal agencies.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new site included Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, and Clinton Mayor Rosemary Aultman, along with officials representing Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) business.
"Lockheed Martin is pleased to expand our presence in Mississippi and we value the opportunity to contribute to the economic development of Central Mississippi," said Linda Gooden, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin IS&GS. "We truly appreciate the successful collaboration we have experienced working with federal, state and local officials to ensure we have the professional work force and facility resources needed to open this world-class mission support operation here. We look forward to this continued partnership."
The facility provides mission and technology services for various federal government programs with plans for continued growth. This facility also establishes Lockheed Martin's Gulf Coast Technology Hub, which partners with existing East and West Coast Technology Hubs to offer innovative cloud computing, cyber security, efficient big data management and mobile computing solutions to federal customers.
"As the leading IT provider to the federal government, we take our customers and their missions very seriously," said John Mengucci, president of Lockheed Martin IS&GS-Civil. "This state-of-the-art facility enables us to deliver enhanced technology services and best value to our customers on the important work we do on their behalf."
Lockheed Martin IS&GS is a leading federal services and information technology contractor with a strong heritage of delivering world-class solutions and advanced technology across a broad spectrum of domains. The IS&GS-Civil product line is responsible for a wide array of information technology systems and services in areas such as energy, healthcare, transportation, information and cyber security, citizen protection and space exploration.
Lockheed Martin has a significant presence in Mississippi with locations in Biloxi, Stennis, Vicksburg, Meridian, Pascagoula, and now the Greater Jackson Area. The company also hosts annual IT events at the Jackson Convention Center as part of its commitment to developing partnerships with the local community. The next event is scheduled for March 30, 2012.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 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 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.