Lockheed Martin to Design NATO Network

NATO awarded Lockheed Martin a contract worth more than $100 million to design the Active Network Infrastructure for the alliance’s new headquarters complex under construction in Brussels, Belgium, announced the company on Wednesday. The company will work with the NATO Communications and Information Agency to “create a modern network where personnel can use their preferred method of communication easily, reliably, and securely—no matter what network, application, or device they choose to use,” said Angela Heise, Lockheed Martin’s vice president of enterprise information-technology solutions. The plan calls for four integrated security networks that will be interoperable with other NATO nations; cross-domain information assurance solutions for interconnectivity; a robust, modern, high-availability data center; and comprehensive unified communication and collaboration services, states the company’s Sept. 11 release.