Skip to comments.Lockheed Martin to Control Pentagon's Global Information Grid
Posted on 10/11/2012 9:41:44 AM PDT by Perseverando
Do you feel comfortable having supersized defense contractor Lockheed Martin managing the Department of Defenses global data network? Too bad. They already do.
As announced on October 3 and after overcoming an appeal filed by a competing bidder, the Pentagon awarded the Virginia-based company the $4.6-billion Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) contract.
DISA provides information technology (IT) and communications support to the president, vice president, secretary of defense, every branch of the U.S. military, and the overseas combat commands.
We are gratified that the U.S. Government has made its determination, and we are ready to begin work with DISA to improve the speed and efficiency of information exchange between our joint warfighters around the world as well as their commanders and allies, said Gerry Fasano, president of Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions-Defense. Our team has maintained a high state of readiness to effect a smooth transition and an efficient, progressive path forward for the DISA.
The word warfighters deserves special attention. Although it isnt defined (presumably because everyone in the industry understands who they are), one assumes that the warfighters are the more than one million American troops currently deployed overseas. Over 150,000 of these are serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, despite the fact that President Obama declared combat operations in the latter complete on August 31, 2010.
Is warfighter the way the government prefers to look at the U.S. military? In public pronouncements, presidents (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama, et al) describe foreign troop insertions as peacekeeping missions or operational aid to freedom fighters, but in their intra-military-industrial complex communications they betray their true role as enforcers of the globalists martial mission to spread not democracy, but the market for the million-dollar materiel needed to keep the battle brewing.
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I want to be first in with a SkyNet reference.
Isn’t Lockheed the one that just agreed to delay layoff notices until after the election?
You got it!
Frikking pantywaist article. It is obvious they would rather refer to them as a "Global Force For Good".
These people make me want to puke.
and who are they going to have left to run it after the layoffs?
Who should manage it?
Wow, playing ball with obama regarding conspiracy to violate the WARN Act is paying off big time!
More comfortable than having IBM do it.
They’re not laying off the whole company
Would you rather it be Northrop-Grumman IT?
I’d rather have it in the hands of a contractor than in the hands of corrupt government employees, like those who worked on a different part of Ft Meade...and decided to leak classified sigint data to the press a few years ago.
Yup. This explains much.