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MARLTON, NJ, May 13th, 2004 -- The Lockheed Martin Seaport Enhanced Team has been selected to provide engineering, technical and program management services to the Navy under the new SeaPort Enhanced IDIQ contracting vehicle. The ceiling is set at $3.5 billion.

SeaPort Enhanced extends the Seaport paperless contracting vehicle, in place since 2001, which is credited with streamlining the contracting process and returning significant cost savings to the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) makes the web-based portal and acquisition strategy available to the NAVSEA warfare centers and all other NAVSEA groups. SeaPort-e contracts were awarded in seven geographic zones across the United States. To compete in a zone, a contractor was required to have a presence there. SeaPort-e consolidates all warfare center contracts under one enterprise-wide contract, allowing NAVSEA to continue finding efficiencies in their business processes. This strategy is in keeping with the Navy's SeaPower 21 philosophy and vision.

The Lockheed Martin team is composed of seventy businesses, forty-nine of which are classified as small business. The companies chosen to participate in the Lockheed Martin team bring high levels of innovation and flexibility, while ensuring the Navy stringent cost control and best value solutions. SeaPort Enhanced was bid under Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems, Inc. Lockheed Martin Systems Management is the operating company leading the team.

"We are extremely pleased to have been chosen to participate across all seven zones," said Carey Smith, vice president, Lockheed Martin Systems Management Naval and Maritime Solutions. "We look forward to serving the unique mission needs of each warfare center with excellent, high-performance solutions."

Media Contact: Jeanine Zeitvogel, 856-810-5130; e-mail, jeanine.p.zeitvogel@lmco.com

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