Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin was founded in 1995 and specializes in global aerospace, defense, security and information technologies. For the U.S federal government, Lockheed Martin offers everything from biometrics to cybersecurity to health solutions and cloud computing. According to Paresh Majethia, deputy chief technology officer for Lockheed Martin, the company will provide the Department of the Interior with a series of services and solutions including data migration, security, and brokerage service in private, public and community clouds.
"There are two ways the DOI is going to gain; first is the technology renewal and capability from this [contract], reducing data centers and modernizing the infrastructure. Another benefit from the technology side and the acquisition side is that the contract is going to be another vehicle for the DOI to gain some revenue," said Majethia. "Lockheed Martin wants to be able to provide not just the infrastructure and platform, but to modernize application and improve their security."