Lockheed Martin Corporation
- Homepage: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/
August 2002: "Business Areas:
Aeronautics, Space Systems, Systems Integration, Technology Services... Sales: $24 Billion... Employees: 125,000 employees in the United States and overseas...." http://www.lockheedmartin.com/about/ataglance.html
June 2011: "Such tactics were also used in an attack on a company called RSA Security, which security experts say may have given hackers the tools to carry out a serious intrusion last month at Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest military contractor."http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/03/technology/03hack.html
May 2010: "But a review of the program by The New York Times found that Mr. Furlong’s operatives were still providing information using the same intelligence gathering methods as before. The contractors were still being paid under a $22 million contract, the review shows, managed by Lockheed Martin and supervised by the Pentagon office in charge of special operations policy."http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/world/16contractors.html
July 2007: "Over the past five years (some say almost a decade), there has been a revolution in the intelligence community toward wide-scale outsourcing. Private companies now perform key intelligence-agency functions, to the tune, I'm told, of more than $42 billion a year. Intelligence professionals tell me that more than 50 percent of the National Clandestine Service (NCS) -- the heart, brains and soul of the CIA -- has been outsourced to private firms such as Abraxas, Booz Allen Hamilton, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/06/AR2007070601993.html
June 2007: Among companies receiving procurement money, Lockheed Martin ranked highest in 2006, with $31.5 billion from 14,016 contracts. 'Federal spending on this one company in 2006 exceeded the gross domestic product of 109 countries, including Iceland, Jordan and Guatemala,' the report said.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/27/AR2007062702772.html
February 2007: Despite Deepwater's problems, the Northrop-Lockheed partnership received a rating of 'good' from a Coast Guard evaluator last May and had its term extended by 43 out of a possible 60 months.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/07/AR2007020702334.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Owner of (partial or full, past or present) GTech Corporation Organization Nov 27, 2005 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) KAPL Organization Jun 21, 2008 Cooperation (past or present) Sandia National Laboratories Organization Jul 9, 2007 Organization Executive (past or present) Gordon R. England Person Sep 27, 2004 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Eleanor Spector Person Mar 26, 2004
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jun 02, 2011 E-Mail Fraud Hides Behind Friendly Face
QUOTE: spear phishing, a rapidly proliferating form of fraud that comes with a familiar face: messages that seem to be from co-workers, friends or family members, customized to trick you into letting your guard down online. And it has turned into a major problem...
New York Times May 15, 2010 U.S. Is Still Using Private Spy Ring, Despite Doubts
QUOTE: Top military officials have continued to rely on a secret network of private spies who have produced hundreds of reports from deep inside Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to American officials and businessmen, despite concerns among some in the military about the legality of the operation.
New York Times May 30, 2009 Cyberwar: Contractors Vie for Plum Work, Hacking for U.S.
QUOTE: The exotic nature of the work is enabling the companies to attract top young talent that once would have gone to Silicon Valley. And the race to develop weapons that defend against, or initiate, computer attacks has given rise to thousands of “hacker soldiers” within the Pentagon who can blend the new capabilities into the nation’s war planning.
New York Times Dec 21, 2008 Bush E-Mails May Be Secret a Bit Longer: Legal Battles, Technical Difficulties Delay Required Transfer to Archives
QUOTE: the administration began trying only in recent months to recover from White House backup tapes hundreds of thousands of e-mails that were reported missing from readily accessible files in 2005. The risks that the transfer may be incomplete are also pointed up by a continuing legal battle between a coalition of historians and nonprofit groups over access to Vice President Cheney's records.
Washington Post Sep 07, 2007 A $50 Billion Windfall from the GSA
QUOTE: The U.S. General Services Administration has arrived at a solution to streamline the process by which it awards technology contracts. But to outsiders, it looks like an insider game.
Baseline Jul 08, 2007 Private Spies: Who Runs the CIA? Outsiders for Hire.
QUOTE: Intelligence professionals tell me that more than 50 percent of the National Clandestine Service (NCS) -- the heart, brains and soul of the CIA -- has been outsourced to private firms such as Abraxas, Booz Allen Hamilton, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.
Washington Post Jun 28, 2007 A Call for Competition: As No-Bid Deals Soar, House Panel Wants More Oversight
QUOTE: Roughly half of the money spent on all federal contracts in 2006 was awarded with little or no competition, according to a congressional report released yesterday .... No-bid contracts alone amounted to $103 billion in 2006, a 43 percent jump from the previous year, the report said.
Washington Post Jun 01, 2007 The corporate takeover of U.S. intelligence: The U.S. government now outsources a vast portion of its spying operations to private firms -- with zero public accountability.
QUOTE: The federal government relies more than ever on outsourcing for some of its most sensitive work, though it has kept details about its use of private contractors a closely guarded secret. Intelligence experts, and even the government itself, have warned of a critical lack of oversight for the booming intelligence business.
Salon Feb 08, 2007 Coast Guard Failed to Properly Oversee Contracts, Officials Say: Questions Rise About Contractors Handling National Defense Business
QUOTE: Even as contractors built patrol boats with buckling hulls and a large new cutter with structural flaws, a U.S. Coast Guard review gave their performance high marks last year, extended their deal for nearly four years and paid them a multimillion-dollar bonus, government investigators said.
Washington Post Aug 23, 2006 Lockheed PAC to Pay Fine For Filing False Reports
QUOTE: Kenneth D. Phelps, assistant [political action committee-ed.] treasurer...was able to siphon funds to himself by taking advantage of lapses in the PAC's internal controls...submitted false reports to mask his personal use of $170,000 from PAC.
Washington Post Aug 18, 2006 After 30 Years, Libya Can't Get Its Planes, Might Get Repair Bill
QUOTE: After Libya paid $42 million for eight of the hulking cargo jets, the country's relationship with the United States crumbled and the transfer of the planes was blocked....A recent thaw in the countries' relations might set the planes free.
Washington Post Jul 07, 2006 Boeing deal riles senators: Lawmakers say settlement shouldn't be tax-deductible
QUOTE: Three prominent Republican senators have written to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to express concern that The Boeing Co. may be allowed to take a tax deduction for a $615 million settlement reached last week with the government. The three senators...said in the letter that allowing Boeing to deduct payments to settle government ethics charges "would be unacceptable."
Seattle Post-Intelligencer Mar 18, 2006 Audit Critical of FBI, Contractors: GAO Questions Millions in Expenses on Computer Upgrade
QUOTE: The FBI and its contractors spent more than $17 million on first-class airfare, inflated labor rates, missing equipment and other questionable payments during the botched attempt to upgrade the bureau's outdated computer system, according to a new audit from congressional investigators. The findings by the Government Accountability Office expand the controversy surrounding the FBI's Trilogy program, which cost more than $535 million but failed to produce a usable case-management system for agents because of cost overruns and technical problems.
Washington Post Dec 14, 2005 Is the Pentagon spying on Americans? Secret database obtained by NBC News tracks ‘suspicious’ domestic groups
QUOTE: ...the U.S. military has stepped up intelligence collection inside this country since 9/11, which now includes the monitoring of peaceful anti-war and counter-military recruitment groups....the Pentagon now collects domestic intelligence that goes beyond legitimate concerns about terrorism or protecting U.S. military installations, say critics.
MSNBC Aug 03, 2005 Lockheed Sued In Harassment Of Black Worker: EEOC Says Defense Contractor Ignored Complaints, Retaliated
QUOTE: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Lockheed Martin Corp. yesterday, accusing the Pentagon's largest contractor of ignoring a black employee's complaints of racial harassment and retaliating after he complained.
Washington Post May 22, 2005 Contracting Rush For Security Led To Waste, Abuse
QUOTE: Billions of dollars were spent to protect Americans with improved passenger screening, bomb-detection machines at airports, radiation monitors at ports and computer networks to identify suspected terrorists at the borders.... But the government's internal audits have repeatedly questioned the cost and effectiveness of the equipment and security systems bought from corporations that received a torrent of money under loosened regulations, limited oversight and tight congressional deadlines.
Washington Post May 15, 2005 Retirement's Unraveling Safety Net: Social Security Is Least of Newer Generations' Worries
QUOTE: The triumph is not only his but also the country's -- the fulfillment of a New Deal vision of cradle-to-grave security, underwritten by the federal government and large industrial employers. That vision is being supplanted by one President Bush calls the Ownership Society, in which the burdens of economic security -- and, the president hopes, the rewards -- shift back to individuals. Social Security is only one aspect of the shift. The safety net big companies wove for Paugh's generation -- long-term employment, pension security, retiree health insurance -- has been giving way for so long that its unraveling is mere background accompaniment to Washington's noisy debate over Social Security.
Washington Post Feb 15, 2005 Jailed Ex-Official Linked To More Defense Contracts
QUOTE: Darleen A. Druyun, the former Air Force procurement official who admitted showing Boeing Co. favoritism on contracts, may have unduly influenced eight other contracts worth about $3 billion, including four awarded to other companies...
Washington Post Feb 19, 2004 Recruiting Uncle Sam
QUOTE: Before government officials can begin negotiating jobs in the private sector, they must recuse themselves from making decisions that could have a financial impact on their potential employers....But the defense companies are so huge and the rules so elastic that loopholes exist.
Washington Post Aug 14, 2002 Rights Group Rates Gay-Friendly Firms
QUOTE: Hundreds of companies have embraced gay-friendly personnel policies in recent years, according to a report released yesterday by the Human Rights Campaign.
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