Lockheed Boosts DOD Data Software Infrastructure

Lockheed Martin is upgrading Defense Department software infrastructure under a $2.6 million contract.

The award is part of the department's ongoing initiative to quickly and efficiently share the vast volume of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data.

The contract calls for Lockheed Martin to upgrade the Distributed Common Ground System’s Integration Backbone, the software infrastructure that allows intelligence sharing among national agencies, coalition partners and military services, the company’s June 21 announcement explained.

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For the latest version, Lockheed Martin developed the Distributed Data Framework, an enhancement that uses free, open source software, which reduces integration and lifecycle costs and improves access to data without having to purchase expensive commercial off the shelf software licenses.

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