The U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and the Pentagon’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) have awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] an initial $89 million contract to merge supply chain data networks into a unified system. Lockheed Martin’s team will merge DLA’s Integrated Data Environment (IDE) with USTRANSCOM’s Global Transportation Network (GTN) into a unified system called IDE/GTN Convergence (IGC). IGC will provide a common information platform that enables the military to more collaboratively and cost effectively improve end-to-end supply chain visibility, responsiveness, decision-making, service and logistics processes, Lockheed Martin says. “By seamlessly fusing information from myriad systems, IGC will provide a single data source for distribution information,” says Angie Heise, director of Lockheed Martin’s Savi Logistics Systems. Lockheed Martin built and maintains GTN. The company’s teammates on the IGC project include Science Applications International Corp. [SAI], Data Networks Corp., PRTM, Bearing Point [BE], Rainbow Data Systems, Innolog, Business Objects, Teradata and Oakland Consulting. The contract has the possibility for additional task orders in future years.