Lockheed Martin Awarded $72 Million TSA Contract


Lockheed Martin awarded TSA contract, could save intelligence jobs

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin, which has been forced to slash defense jobs over the past few months, was recently awarded a $72 million TSA contract, under which it will help install new passenger screening equipment.

According to a release, the contract includes two task orders, which were awarded under the TSA's Security Equipment Systems Integration (SESI) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) vehicle.

"Each airport is unique and always in operation, and the threats are constantly evolving," stated June Shrewsbury, vice president of Citizen Protection Solutions at Lockheed Martin IS&GS-Civil.

"Our goal is to rapidly deploy technologies that ensure both safety and freedom of movement for the flying public."

Under the agreement, Lockheed Martin - the largest defense contractor in the world - will install new equipment at approximately 300 airports across the country.

The contractor, which currently employs approximately 126,000 people in various defense jobs around the world, may look for new qualified candidates who have passed a lifestyle polygraph test and obtained security clearance.