Lockheed Martin has been awarded the Next Generation Technical Services contract by the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Office [DoD HPCMO]. The contract, valued at $344 million, will support the operations, management and maintenance of the high performance computing centers at four major Department of Defense scientific research sites.
Steve Lubniewski, President of Lockheed Martin Enterprise Solutions & Services, said, “We are excited to have been afforded this opportunity to support the DoD scientific community in such a significant way. We commit to bring to the HPCMP the innovation, solid enterprise management expertise, and performance that a program of this importance demands.”
Sounds like a large contract, doesn’t it? Well, it is. Lockheed will provide services including systems administration, applications and user support and data visualization services for each of the four DoD Major Shared Resource Centers [MSRC]. Who are the MSRCs? The MSRCs include the Naval Oceanographic Office [NAVO] at Stennis Space Center, the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg [ERDC], the Air Force Research Laboratory [AFRL] at Wright-Patterson AFB and the Army Research Laboratory [ARL] in gorgeous Aberdeen, MD. Why is this contract significant? Well, this contract covers the HPTC support for the vast majority of DoD scientific research. Not to mention that previously, each of the four MSRCs would individually bid their management/services contract.
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