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FBI taps Lockheed for $140 million security project

The FBI awarded Lockheed Martin Information Technology Inc. a five-year, $140-million contract to overhaul security on the bureau’s systems and networks, the company said. The contract will support the FBI’s new Technology Infusion Program, aimed at mitigating risk and reducing vulnerabilities, Lockheed said. Under the contract, Lockheed will support the development of a new enterprisewide security architecture for the FBI, Lockheed said. The first year of the contract will comprise $57 million of the agreement’s cost, a Lockheed spokeswoman said. As systems integrator for the project, Lockheed will help introduce advanced technology safeguards at the bureau. Linda Gooden, president of LMIT, noted that her company is operating and maintaining the bureau’s System of Systems at its Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Clarksburg, W.Va., and is working to refresh the FBI’s networks and systems there. Lockheed Martin received a $200 million, five-year contract for that work last year. Full Story

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