Lockheed Martin Team and Australian Tax Office Sign Contract Agreements

CANBERRA, 09/15/2010 --

The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Australia Pty Limited-led team has reached agreement with the Australian Tax Office on the contract to provide End User computing hardware, services and support. With the contract signing, the Lockheed Martin team has begun the service transition and is rapidly adding staff to meet all project milestones.

The ATO contract includes both the End-User Technology and Support Services (EUTS) and Enterprise Service Management Centre Services (ESMC) segments. EUTS includes the provision and support of End User computers and equipment, office machines and the supporting back-end infrastructure, while the ESMC provides a single point of contact service desk for IT and service management integration for the entire Tax Office's IT domain.

"The Lockheed Martin Australia team has begun to convert the ATO Desktop and ESMC Managed Services environment through the buildup of our people, tools and processes," said Paul Johnson, chief executive officer, Lockheed Martin Australia Pty Limited. "Through our close partnership with the Australian Tax Office, our industry team is off to a great start."

Lockheed Martin Australia is adding approximately 90 employees to support the contract and has started relocating its operations team to new facilities close to the ATO customer in Canberra City. The Lockheed Martin ATO partners include Datacom Pty Ltd and CSG Ltd.

Lockheed Martin brings unparalleled experience to the Australian Federal Government, based on its position as the number one provider of IT services to the United States Government for the past 16 years.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 136,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's 2009 sales from continuing operations were $44.5 billion.