DefDog: Lockheed Wins Half Billion Cyber Contract

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From the guys who brought you the F-35 JSF…….unreal!

Lockheed to provide cyber security support to DOD in $454M contract

Lockheed Martin Corp. will provide the U.S. Department of Defense’s    Cyber Crime Center with cyber security support in a contract that will net the company $454 million.

Federal News Radio reports that Lockheed’s services will include a range of technical, functional and management support. The Cyber Crime Center provides assistance in the investigation of criminal, counterintelligence and counterterrorism, in addition to cyber security support.

Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest defense company by revenue, has operated Albuquerque’s Sandia National Laboratories    for the U.S. Department of Energy’s    National Nuclear Security Administration since 1993.

Click here to read Lockheed’s press release about the contract.

Phi Beta Iota:  In fairness to Lockheed, despite their long history of starting and maintaining the military-industrial complex, 1) they do what the government asks them to do and 2) we are informed by very small business that Lockheed is the only beltway bandit that does not cheat them.  We would also observe that a half billion is a drop in the bucket.  NSA / Cyber-Command are probably wasting upwards from $25 billion a year, money that would be much better spent creating an open source national infrastruture solution along with a Centre for Computational Mathematics — the US Government is severely ignorant in both areas.

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