Lockheed Martin Supports National Security Agency's 2010 Cyber Defense Exercise
GREENBELT, Md., 04/22/2010 -- Teams of cyber security experts from the National Security Agency and the nation's service academies are squaring off this week in one of the nation's most expansive and sophisticated cyber "war games," the Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX). Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] is host for the CDX command center and network hub at its Greenbelt facility for the week-long event.
"Cyber security has never been as crucial to global security as it is today," said Darrell Durst, Vice President of Cyber Solutions for Lockheed Martin. "NSA is leading the charge of developing the next generation of cyber experts through CDX, and we're very proud to support them in that mission. Participants will test drive real-world strategies and tactics for building smart cyber defenses, fending off hackers, and eradicating malware – all critical cyber security skills."
Lockheed Martin helped NSA establish a secure network for the exercise, which links all the academies with CDX headquarters at the Lockheed Martin facility in Greenbelt. The company is also providing technical support and expertise for CDX preparation and execution. This is the eighth year that Lockheed Martin is supporting and hosting the CDX.
Lockheed Martin is a leading provider of cyber security technology and services to the NSA and a number of defense and intelligence agencies. The corporation recently opened the NexGen Cyber Innovation and Technology Center in Gaithersburg, Md. The NexGen Center serves as the hub of a nationwide network of cyber research and development labs, including the Wireless Cyber Security Center in Hanover, Md., and two Security Intelligence Centers in Denver and Gaithersburg.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2009 sales of $45.2 billion.