Van Meter Elected to Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Governing Board

King of Prussia, Pa., 11/24/2009 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) is pleased to announce that Ken Van Meter, Principal, Energy and Cyber Services for the Corporation's Enterprise Integration Group, has been elected to the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Governing Board.

"Lockheed Martin is proud to continue its involvement in energy and smart grid technologies and welcomes this opportunity to help build a robust set of standards and processes for the industry," Van Meter said.

Van Meter was elected based on his knowledge and extensive experience with high technology industries, including energy and telecommunications. The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel is a public-private partnership to support NIST in its endeavor to coordinate development of a framework that includes protocols and model standards for information management to achieve interoperability of smart grid devices and systems.

In addition to smart grid projects, Lockheed Martin is working with its customers to address the nation's challenges in the areas of cyber security, energy efficiency, management and storage, next-generation alternative energy generation and climate monitoring. The Corporation provides a full range of energy solutions to the government and industry, including the Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, state and regional energy organizations, utilities and businesses.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that 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 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.