MANASSAS, Va., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Department has contracted Lockheed Martin to support the Pentagon Telecommunications Center's messaging systems.
U.S. company Lockheed Martin, under a two-year, $5.8 million follow-on network-centric contract, will continue to support the Pentagon's message routing infrastructure.
Officials say the Lockheed Martin contract with the Pentagon Telecommunications Center supports the message technologies that provide a constant open channel to top defense officials, commanders and other decision-makers in order to maintain U.S. military operations.
"The Pentagon Telecommunications Center's mission is critical -- any disruption of service to the decision-makers in the Pentagon has the potential to impact mission operations worldwide," Gerry Fasano, from Lockheed Martin information systems and global services, said in a statement.
"Lockheed Martin has been supporting the center for more than 10 years, and we are proud to continue helping them plan for the future."