Lockheed Martin (News - Alert), a global security and aerospace company, has recently been selected by the General Services Administration (GSA) to provide government agencies with secure e-mail services including email hosting in the cloud.
GSA (News - Alert) has begun to work on an important project with the company with the goal of being able to better compete for task orders with its new E-mail-as-a-Service (EaaS) contract. In addition, 16 other companies were also chosen to support this Blanket Purchase Agreement program, a government-wide cloud computing initiative that helps meet federal mandates when migrating information technology to the cloud.
According to company officials, the five-year EaaS program has an estimated ceiling value of $2.5 billion for all contractors. It is available to federal, state and local government agencies via GSA's IT Schedule 70.
Through this procurement, Lockheed Martin will provide much more secure cloud-based e-mail services, office automation (virtual office), electronic records management, migration services as well as integration services through private, secret, government community and public cloud computing environments.
"As the largest provider of IT services to the federal government, Lockheed Martin is uniquely qualified to help agencies derive the maximum benefits of cloud computing," said Vicki Schmanske, vice president of Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions-Civil IT & Security Solutions Line of Business, in a statement.
"With our mission-focused, flexible approach, federal customers will have easy access to secure, affordable and innovative cloud solutions," Schmanske added.
Under this agreement, Lockheed Martin will support EaaS task orders with its proven Solutions-as-a-Service (SolaS) secure cloud delivery innovation, which combines domain expertise, proven processes and smart technology.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein