Following its selection in August to compete for task orders under a cyber security program for the federal government and other entities that is being overseen by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Lockheed Martin [LMT] has established a new lab within its NexGen Cyber Innovation & Technology Center to demonstrate its cyber security products and services for potential customers.

The company is inviting government employees to attend two workshops next month at the Continuous Diagnostics and Monitoring (CDM) lab in Gaithersburg, Md., as a way to market its capabilities and offer potential government customers lessons in how to integrate continuous asset cyber situational awareness, improve decision support, more quickly remedy problems and more.

“Lockheed Martin’s CDM lab makes tangible the many benefits of Lockheed Martin’s cyber defense tools and will increase the speed and efficiency of government cyber security implementation,” Greg Boison, director of Homeland Security and Cyber Security for Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions segment, said in a statement.

DHS in August selected Lockheed Martin and 16 other contractors to compete for task orders under the potential five-year, $6 billion CDM contract, which will provide real-time diagnostic and mitigation services to the federal civilian government agencies, state, local, tribal and territorial governments, and the defense industrial base sector (Defense Daily, Aug. 15). The program provides strategic sourcing to the various potential customers to help them manage the security of their computer networks.

Lockheed Martin said its workshops are scheduled for Nov. 14 and 20.