The Australian Government’s Department of Defence awarded a team of vendors, including Lockheed Martin Australia, an $800 million contract to provide centralized processing infrastructure and services. Lockheed Martin has been selected to lead the project, which aims to consolidate Defence’s infrastructure and applications to improve the efficiency and overall effectiveness of the department’s data centers. Defence and Lockheed Martin Australia will partner to deliver the transformed centralized processing environment, which will meet Defence capability requirements to 2022.
This centralized processing will deliver a smaller number of more reliable and resilient data centers, from within 280 data centers to 11 domestically and three internationally. “It will improve the availability, reliability and security of Defence’s computer processing capability,” said Defence CIO Dr. Peter Lawrence.
Lockheed Martin Executive Vice President of Information Systems and Global Solutions, Sondra Barbour, said the Corporation was honored to have the opportunity to partner with Defence to transform its centralized processing environment.
“In Australia, we’re developing an increasingly strong footprint in our information systems business,” she said. “Not only are we applying extensive experience earned from over 20 years as the U.S. Government’s number one information technology provider, we are also leveraging the outstanding knowledge of our growing team here in Australia to further advance our capabilities across the wider corporation.”
In 2010, Lockheed Martin beat out the incumbent contractors in the hotly contested Australian Tax Office’s (ATO) $60 million end-user computing contract. Lockheed Martin is providing support for the ATO’s office printers, faxes, desktops, and back-end infrastructure. The company is also supporting the ATO’s Enterprise Service Management Centre (ESMC), which includes help desk and service management integration.
Lockheed Martin International is making a lasting impact in Australia, earning them a well-deserved nod as winning contractor this week.