Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lockheed Gulf Coast tech hub announced

JACKSON, Miss. - Lockheed Martin announced Tuesday plans to open a new Mission Support Center in the Greater Jackson, Miss. area in September 2011. It will create up to 350 jobs and provide diverse technology services for federal customers. The center establishes Lockheed Martin's Gulf Coast Technology Hub and increases the corporation's presence in the state. Lockheed Martin has existing operations in Biloxi, Stennis Space Center and Vicksburg. The new facility will work with Lockheed Martin's East Coast and West Coast Technology Hubs in Rockville, Md. and Altadena, Calif. to offer enhanced technology capabilities such as cloud computing, business continuity and disaster recovery services. "The state of Mississippi offers the right workforce and facility to create a world-class operation that will deliver enhanced technology services and best value to customers," said Linda Gooden, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions. (Source: PRNewswire, 04/19/11)