Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Awards Multi-Year Contract To Lockheed Martin to Manage IT Infrastructure

SEABROOK, Md., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin Information Technology (LMIT), a leader in information technology (IT) outsourcing, has announced a technology services partnership that will provide the world's largest tire maker with the highest quality, mission critical mainframe infrastructure systems and support.

As part of the deal, Lockheed Martin will assume responsibility of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's mainframe corporate systems in North America, including production control and scheduling, mainframe operations and associated network and helpdesk support. In addition, the companies will leverage their respective technology prowess throughout the $14B tire giant's manufacturing, distribution, and dealership channel systems to extend Goodyear's competitive edge.

"Lockheed Martin has a proven industry track record, and a focus on customer satisfaction," summarizes Eric Berg, Vice President, e-commerce & Chief Information Officer at Goodyear. "We needed a trusted technology partner to help us achieve our aggressive cost saving goals and are confident that Lockheed Martin will deliver for us."

"We are thrilled to be selected by Goodyear to perform these critical IT services," adds Bob Lohfeld, President, Commercial Enterprise Solutions, Lockheed Martin Information Technology. "Goodyear's decision brings them into our growing base of marquee clients who are looking for what Lockheed Martin offers: quality service, cost value, and technological leadership. They are one of the giants of global business and we look forward to working with them."

"We evaluated multiple options as part of the process that ultimately led to the deal with Lockheed Martin," says Steve Buckus, Goodyear's Director of Global Infrastructure. "We are excited about our new relationship with a technology partner that brings a vast array of talents to work with the outstanding talent already within Goodyear."

Transition of service to Lockheed Martin is expected to be complete by the end of May. The majority of the work will be performed at Goodyear's corporate headquarters in Akron, Ohio and at Lockheed Martin's Enterprise Service Center in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Goodyear is the world's largest tire company. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, the company manufactures tires, engineered rubber products and chemicals in more than 90 facilities in 28 countries. It has marketing operations in almost every country around the world. Goodyear employs about 95,000 people worldwide.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a global enterprise principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. Information Technology is a business unit of Lockheed Martin providing information technology business systems, managed services and infrastructure solutions to government agencies and commercial clients.

BEA and Lockheed Martin Power Up Relationship

Companies Form Alliance; Lockheed Martin Deploys BEA WebLogic Server 7.0(TM) For Mission-Critical Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif., and BETHESDA, Md., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Building on the strength of its existing relationship, BEA Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAS) and Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) today announced the formation of a strategic alliance to collaboratively pursue new business opportunities in the federal information technology market.

Under the agreement, BEA and Lockheed Martin will work cooperatively to identify and pursue new business opportunities in the federal marketplace, principally involving information technology programs. The companies will establish cross-functional business development and technology teams to focus their core competencies on existing and emerging opportunities, identifying process improvements and exchanging best practices.

Each of Lockheed Martin's four principal business areas -- Aeronautics, Space, Systems Integration and Technology Services -- will have access to BEA's application infrastructure technology and products under terms of the alliance agreement. Systems Integration -- with a customer base spanning all of the U.S. military services and civil government agencies, including the Departments of Commerce, Justice, Transportation and Treasury -- will lead the relationship. More than $18 billion of Lockheed Martin's $24 billion in 2001 sales were to the U.S. government.

"The alliance enables government agencies to draw on the combined expertise of the foremost federal systems integrator and the world leader in application infrastructure," said Sean Reineke, vice president programs and technology for Lockheed Martin's Systems Integration business area. "This alliance positions our companies to deliver unparalleled, integrated services to customers, providing greater efficiency in operations and enhanced service to citizens."

The partnership builds on the existing relationships between Lockheed Martin and BEA Systems. Lockheed Martin utilizes the BEA WebLogic Enterprise Platform(TM) software as a core component of its Information Superiority Architecture that powers mission-critical command and control systems for its Defense Department customers.

Lockheed Martin will use BEA Systems' technology for the:

-- TBMCS - Theater Battle Management Core Systems
-- GTN - Global Transportation Network system, and
-- Homeland Defense Initiatives

"This alliance is a win-win for both companies and the U.S. government customers we serve," said John Gray, vice president of global alliances, BEA Systems. "As our customers increasingly seek commercial off-the-shelf technologies for their complex systems requirements, this alliance enables BEA Systems and Lockheed Martin to offer technically proven, cost-effective solutions to U.S. military and civil government agencies."

The alliance agreement also provides for the two companies to jointly develop new business proposals, and to train and certify Lockheed Martin technical personnel as BEA Systems architects.

"Given the desire of federal agencies to rapidly move toward an e-commerce model, Lockheed Martin and BEA Systems together can provide advanced solutions that enable multiple systems to operate seamlessly in a highly secure fashion," Reineke said.

About BEA

BEA Systems, Inc. is the world's leading application infrastructure software company, with nearly 12,500 customers around the world, including the majority of the Fortune Global 500. BEA and its WebLogic(R) brand are among the most trusted names in business. Businesses built on the award-winning BEA WebLogic Enterprise Platform(TM) are reliable, highly scalable, and poised to bring new services to market quickly. BEA's platform is the de facto standard for more than 2,100 systems integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs) and application service providers (ASPs) to provide complete solutions that fast-track and future-proof businesses for high growth and profitability. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., BEA has 93 offices in 34 countries and is on the Web at .


Lockheed Martin Team Awarded Homeland Security Contract to Plan, Coordinate Heightened Airport Security Measures

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin was today awarded a Phase 1 contract to prepare and coordinate planning for new security operations that will help ensure air passenger safety at the nation's 429 commercial airports.

Lockheed Martin is one of three contractor teams selected by the Transportation Security Administration for Phase 1 of the Strategic Airport Security Rollout program. Under the program's first phase, the teams will develop a master plan to coordinate and manage implementation of new security operations across airports -- work involving approximately 1,200 discrete procedures, tailored to individual airports, and affecting security for baggage handling and passenger screening. These security measures must be in place by a Congressionally-mandated deadline of November 19, 2002.

Lockheed Martin is teamed with KPMG, an industry leader in process management. "Together we will bring to bear our combined expertise in program management and process control to develop an effective plan for this critical aviation security program," said Terry Drabant, president, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems. Parsons, an industry recognized expert in aviation facility construction, is a subcontractor on the team.

As the leading technology solutions provider and integrator to the U.S. government, Lockheed Martin focuses on the defense, information technology and homeland security requirements of the military services and civil agencies. The Corporation's advanced technology solutions draw on world-class capabilities in systems engineering and integration, complex project management, software development and information technology. These align with emerging homeland security requirements for enhanced command and control, threat information alert and exchange, border control, critical infrastructure protection and emergency management and incident response. The Corporation is headquartered in Bethesda, Md.

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems provides solutions in systems integration, program management, software development, and information security for a variety of customers including U.S. and international defense and civil government agencies. Mission Systems employs approximately 2,600 at primary facilities in Gaithersburg, Colorado Springs, Colo., Santa Maria, Calif., and is a business unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Lockheed Martin Awarded $35 Million Component Advanced Development Contract From U.S. Army for the Aerial Common Sensor System

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The United States Army has awarded Lockheed Martin Management & Data Systems a $35 million 15-month Component Advanced Development (CAD) contract. The contract award is for the development of the Aerial Common Sensor (ACS) system, which precedes full-scale development of the ACS system.

The ACS system is designed to replace both the Army's GUARDRAIL/Common Sensor (GR/CS) and the Airborne Reconnaissance Low (ARL) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems. The ACS is designed to carry multiple intelligence sensors, providing a synergistic system that will be rapidly deployable, can be tailored to the specific needs of the war fighter in the field, and can be scaled to meet the needs of the land force commander. The ACS system is a leading element in the Army's transformation to the objective force of the future.

"We are excited about this opportunity to grow our partnership with the U.S. Army and to continue the development of the Aerial Common Sensor (ACS) system," said Vance D. Coffman, chairman and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) . "Our country's recent experiences in Afghanistan and other arenas underscore the critical importance of a persistent and responsive Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) presence."

Lockheed Martin was selected to develop the ACS system based on the company's success and expertise in designing and producing systems engineering, system integration, and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems, including U2, Senior Ruby/Senior Scout, All Source Analysis System (ASAS) Block II as well as classified programs.

Lockheed Martin's ACS activity will be managed out of the Space Systems Company business area headquartered near Denver, Colo. All four Lockheed Martin core business areas will be involved with the work, including Aeronautics in Palmdale, Calif.; Technical Operations in Sunnyvale, Calif.; and Systems Integration in Owego, N.Y. Other team members include Argon Engineering in Fairfax, Va.; Veridian Engineering in Orlando, Fla.; and Harris Corporation in Melbourne, Fla.

Management & Data Systems (, headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, has been a leader in systems integration, systems engineering, software development and program management in support of vital national systems for more than 30 years. M&DS is a unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation with approximately 8,200 employees at facilities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin ( is a highly diversified global enterprise principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced-technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's core businesses span space and telecommunications, electronics, information and services, aeronautics, energy and systems integration. Employing approximately 125,000 people worldwide, Lockheed Martin had 2001 sales surpassing $24 billion.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Employee Honored With National Society of Black Engineers Golden Torch Award

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Michael Fortson, a Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. engineer, was honored recently with the Distinguished Engineer of the Year Award at the 2002 National Society of Black Engineers Golden Torch Awards in Orlando, Fla.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. is a business area of Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) .

Fortson is a director of Joint Strike Fighter Affordability and Continuous Improvement at Lockheed Martin. He is a design engineer with executive responsibilities related to development of the next-generation strike aircraft.

The National Society of Black Engineers Golden Torch Awards recognize excellence among technical professionals; corporate, government and academic leaders; and university and pre college students. The Distinguished Engineer of the Year Award is the NSBE's most-prestigious award. It is based on a career of outstanding achievement in engineering or another technical field, and exceptional leadership.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a leader in the design, development, systems integration, production and support of advanced military aircraft and related technologies. Its customers include the military services of the United States and allied countries throughout the world. Products include the F-16, F-22, Joint Strike Fighter, F-117, C-5,C- 27J, C-130, P-3 and U-2.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. is a unit of Lockheed Martin Corp., headquartered in Bethesda, Md. Lockheed Martin is a global enterprise principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. Employing about 125,000 people worldwide, Lockheed Martin had 2001 sales of $24 billion.

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Lockheed Martin and U.S. Navy Sign $173 Million Aegis Production Contract; First Three Weapon Systems to be Built This Year

MOORESTOWN, N.J., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin officials today signed a $173 million contract award to manufacture three Aegis Weapon Systems for the U.S. Navy. The order for systems that will be installed aboard Arleigh Burke-class destroyers is the first installment of a 17-ship, four-year contract effort with a total value of $1.1 billion, if all options are exercised. New Jersey Congressman Jim Saxton, senior U.S. Navy officials and nearly 150 employees attended the signing ceremony.

"This award recognizes the critical role of the Aegis Weapon System in our nation's defense," said Fred Moosally, president of Lockheed Martin's Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems (NE&SS)-Surface Systems. "Our nation's Aegis fleet -- already 65 ships strong, with 25 additional ships approved by Congress -- is the world's premier naval defense system. The Lockheed Martin team is committed to providing our armed forces the tools they need to meet evolving threats. This latest Aegis system increases that advantage."

The Aegis Weapon System includes SPY-1, the Navy's most advanced computer- controlled radar system that, when paired with the state-of-the-art MK 41 Vertical Launch System, is capable of delivering missiles for every mission and threat environment in naval warfare. The system can simultaneously attack multiple incoming aircraft, missiles, submarines, torpedoes and attacking ships while automatically implementing defenses to protect the fleet. Aegis is capable of countering all existing and emerging threats to a naval battle group, as well as striking inland targets.

Now, sea-based missile defense capability is being built on Aegis technology. In January of this year, Aegis successfully guided a missile intercept of an exoatmospheric target missile off the coast of Hawaii. The U.S. Navy and the Missile Defense Agency can use this sea-based capability once a determination is made on future missile defense requirements.

SPY-1 is available worldwide in various configurations, providing the U.S. and allied nations with the world's most advanced naval, surveillance, and anti-air warfare defense capabilities. The Aegis Weapon System is currently deployed on 65 Aegis-class ships on station around the world, and 25 more have been approved by Congress. Since its introduction to the U.S. Navy more than 20 years ago, Aegis has been approved for sale to Spain, Norway and Japan.

Production of the Aegis Weapon System, which provides critical defensive capabilities to destroyers, cruisers and frigates worldwide, will be done in Moorestown, NJ. Work is expected to continue through 2005. Lockheed Martin is the Navy's Combat Systems Engineering Agent and the developer of the Aegis Weapon System.

Lockheed Martin NE&SS provides surface ship and submarine weapon systems, antisubmarine warfare and ocean surveillance systems, missile launching systems, radar and sensor systems, ship systems integration services and other advanced systems and services to customers worldwide. NE&SS is a unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) headquartered in Bethesda, MD. The corporation's principal business areas are aeronautics, space, systems integration and technology services.

Lockheed Martin to Provide Fingerprint ID System For Education Worker and Insurance Agent Applicant Screening in Florida

Digital Fingerprint Scanners to Be Deployed at 67 School District Offices And Insurance License Bureaus Statewide

ORLANDO, Fla., April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Florida Department of Education awarded Lockheed Martin Information Systems a contract worth approximately $8 million to provide an automated fingerprint identification- based applicant processing system for all education and insurance workers throughout the state.

The five-year contract from the Florida Department of Education contains an option for an additional five years. The system is expected to enter service in July 2002 and process the fingerprints of the 250,000 persons who apply for jobs in the Florida education system and insurance industry each year.

"This new innovative approach will provide greater ease and efficiency in processing the background information of those committing themselves to a career in Florida's education system," said Florida Department of Education Commissioner Charlie Crist.

"Florida's selection of Lockheed Martin's fingerprint identification technology will strengthen the background check process for teachers and other school workers who come into contact with children, and for insurance agents and executives," said John Hallal, President of Lockheed Martin Information Systems. "The response time for applicant background checks for education and insurance industry workers will be greatly expedited by the use of our proven digital fingerprint acquisition and communication technologies."

The award builds on Lockheed Martin's experience in automated fingerprint identification technology for customers including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, other law enforcement agencies and the U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command.

Lockheed Martin's system will scan an applicant's fingerprints digitally and eliminate the use of paper cards and ink. The use of such digital fingerprint data will shorten the application process by providing a fully automated electronic transfer of prints, eliminating the handling and mailing of paper cards. Electronic fingerprint files also eliminate the need to return and remake inked print cards that are of unsuitable quality when reviewed by the FBI. Poor-quality electronically scanned fingerprints are immediately highlighted by the system, allowing operators to rescan the prints immediately.

"The improved technology will not only speed up the application process for agents, it will better shield consumers from would-be agents with criminal records," Florida Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner Tom Gallagher said. "With digital prints, the Department will know if an applicant has a criminal record within five days."

Lockheed Martin Information Systems operates its Information Technology and Identification Solutions business at its Orlando-based headquarters. The company delivered a nation-wide electronic fingerprint identification system to the United States Military Entrance Processing Command in 2001. Across all the corporation's fingerprint enrollment programs, more than half a million applicant enrollments are processed per year.

Lockheed Martin's fingerprint enrollment technology, developed in conjunction with Integrated Biometric Technology, allows customers to conduct efficient and effective fingerprint background checks. The system electronically captures fingerprints and transmits them via a channeling agency to the FBI. The system improves the efficiency of fingerprint background checks by moving the process to an electronic medium. Integrated Biometric Technology currently has joint marketing efforts with Lockheed Martin Information Systems.

Lockheed Martin employs approximately 6,500 employees at facilities in Central Florida.

Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a global enterprise with core businesses in systems integration, space, aeronautics, and technology services.



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