Lockheed Martin Supports the AbilityOne Program
Lockheed Martin is a proud supporter of the AbilityOne Program, a federal initiative to help people who are blind or severely disabled find employment by working for nonprofit agencies that sell products and/or services to the U.S. government.
About the AbilityOne Program
In 1938, Congress created the program to enable agencies serving people who were blind to sell products to the federal government. By 1971, the original Act was amended to permit people with other severe disabilities to also benefit. In the United States in 2007, barely one-third of people who are blind or have other severe disabilities are employed. Almost half of those with college degrees are unemployed.
Through the AbilityOne Program, the Federal Government annually procures more than $2 billion in goods and services. Services include:
- Ground maintenance
- Document management
- Administrative services
- Facility management
- Office supplies
- Fleet maintenance
- Laundry services
- Digital imaging
- IT data processing
- Mailroom operations
Identify AbilityOne Approved Businesses
To identify approved AbilityOne businesses, visit the Central Contractor Registration (CCR), select “Search” and check the ”AbilityOne (formerly JWOD) Non-Profit Agency” box.
Links with Helpful Information
How to Partner with Lockheed Martin
It is important to first have a general understanding of the AbilityOne program, how it works and determine if your firm is eligible to participate. Entities must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency in order to qualify. Go to the AbilityOne Government Site to learn about the program.
If you have a specific area of interest for business opportunities, send an e-mail containing a brief description of your firm’s capabilities and the area of interest within Lockheed Martin to Supplier.Communications@LMCO.com. (Do not send proprietary, export controlled, confidential or classified information.)