U.S. SOUTHCOM & Lockheed Martin Team Selected for DoD Information Assurance Award

MIAMI, 03/29/2011 --

A U.S. Southern Command and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team has been selected to receive the 2011 DoD Chief Information Officer Information Assurance Award. The annual award program recognizes military and civilian personnel and organizations that have made significant contributions towards implementing DoD identity and information assurance objectives.

"Lockheed Martin is proud to support SOUTHCOM's operational mission on a daily basis," said Robert Kramer, Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions-Defense Vice President of Operational Systems & Services. "This award is a reflection of the tremendous capabilities and commitment we have as a team and the great partnership and teamwork between military customer and contractor on this important program. We are pleased to stand next to the SOUTHCOM warriors to ensure ‘mission first and always on' through a strong information assurance program."

The team was lauded for their high grades on network systems certification and accreditation reviews for five consecutive years and their guidance and support during the move of Southern Command Headquarters last year.

U.S. Southern Command's area of responsibility includes 31 countries and 15 territories in a region equal to one-sixth of the earth's surface and of vital importance to the U.S. The command is responsible for U.S. military contingency planning, operations, and security cooperation in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean (except U.S. commonwealths, territories, and possessions), as well as for the force protection of U.S. military resources at these locations. SOUTHCOM is also responsible for ensuring the defense of the Panama Canal and canal area.

Lockheed Martin is the leading provider of cyber security solutions to the U.S. federal government. Our solutions are designed with the right team, processes and embedded technologies to provide customers with mission resilient systems that are always available.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 132,000 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.