Lockheed Martin establishes Center for Cyber Security Innovation

Lockheed Martin announced the establishment of its new Center for Cyber Security Innovation (CCSI). The center of excellence represents an evolution for the company and its cyber security capabilities as it organizes to centrally manage its enterprise practice for technology innovation, best practices, and talent management.

As cyber operations and reliance on networks extend throughout a diverse set of civilian, defense, and intelligence agencies, Lockheed Martin’s internal infrastructure and best practices will remain critical to mission resilience for its customers. By utilizing integrated cyber security technologies and a defense-in-depth approach, the company will continue to apply real-time protection and attack management to its network and for its customers’ networks.

Charles Croom joins the company as Vice President of Cyber Security Solutions to lead the overall cyber security strategy after his recent retirement as U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General, Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, and Commander of the Joint Task Force for Global Network Operations. Croom will play a pivotal role in driving and shaping the corporation’s cyber security strategy.

Former Senior Executive Service official Lee Holcomb has been appointed Vice President to lead the CCSI and manage technology solution development, process excellence, and talent development. Holcomb, also the former Chief Technology Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will play a key role in shaping technology initiatives with a significant focus on strategic research and development. Key partnerships with universities and industry will serve to facilitate innovation, leverage the best technologies and solutions, and create a pipeline for talent.

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 2007 sales of $41.9 billion.

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