There's a winner in DISA's GSM-O contract

Story updated at 6:15 p.m., June 20

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) awarded a long-awaited, much-anticipated multi-billion dollar contract to Lockheed Martin to furnish worldwide support services for the day-to-day operation of the Defense Department’s Global Information Grid (GIG) networks, DISA officials said June 15. The contract has a ceiling of $4.6 billion over seven years, company officials said in a June 20 news release.

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The Bethesda, Md.-based contractor will provide services for the GIG Services Management-Operations contract predominantly in the United States, but also will furnish them to multiple locations outside the continental United States, the announcement said.

Lockheed Martin was in a head-to-head competition with SAIC for the work, Defense Systems previously reported.

The three-year base period of the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract runs from July 9, 2012, through July 8, 2015, the announcement said. The contract also includes two two-year option periods.

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