The U.S. Defense Department awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] a $347 million contract to renew its support of the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3), the company said March 16.
The company will continue its role as the prime contractor for the DC3 through a five-year (one base year plus four one-year options) contract. It was awarded by the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM). Lockheed Martin will provide vital assistance in the investigation of criminal and counterintelligence matters for the DC3.
The DC3 is the world’s largest accredited digital forensics lab and supports mission partners including the Department of Homeland Security, National Security Agency, FBI, Defense Security Service, and U.S. Cyber Command.
Lockheed Martin has served as the center’s prime contractor since 2012. It provides digital and multimedia forensics examination, analysis, development, test and evaluation, information technology, and cyber analytical services. The company also provides critical cyber intelligence to Defense Industrial Base partners under the contracted work.
“Our cybersecurity threat intelligence expertise and technology speed the response needed to safeguard information in this constantly evolving environment,” Deon Viergutz, vice president of cyber solutions, at Lockheed Martin, said in a statement.
The new contract includes comprehensive services for the DC3 mission including leadership and staffing for the DoD Collaborative Information Sharing Environment (DCISE), the Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory (DCFL), the Defense Cyber Crime Institute (DCCI), and the Defense Cyber Crime Center–Analytical Group (DC3-AG).