Engineering company Leidos is set to collaborate with IBM, Unisys and Verizon Enterprise Solutions in support of the US Navy’s next-generation enterprise networks re-compete (NGEN-R) service management, integration and transport (SMI&T) programme.
The new integrated team is expected to provide the project with commercial best practices through research and development innovation, technology leadership and the security expertise.
The expertise will help deliver a smooth transition to a future system in support of the US Navy’s critical modernisation programme.
Leidos chairman and chief executive officer Roger Krone said: “Leidos is a leading global solutions integrator with a prominent portfolio among the international federal IT solutions and service providers.
“The merger with Lockheed Martin’s former Information Systems & Global Solutions Business strengthened our scale to provide cost-effective, agile and ‘speed to mission’ capabilities that solve our customers’ most challenging problems.
“The Leidos team offers unmatched execution excellence, proven engineering rigour and business analytics that can expertly support the navy’s critical missions anytime and anywhere.”
The integrated team is anticipated to demonstrate its capability to support the global operations of both the US Navy and the US Marine Corps (USMC) by providing mission-focused information technology (IT) solutions under the initiative.
The NGEN-R SMI&T programme has been designed to offer IT and support services to the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI), the Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN) and the Outside of the Continental US (OCONUS) Navy Enterprise Network (ONE-Net).
Leidos is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, US, and employs total of 32,000 personnel, who together support the company in its primary missions for both government-based and commercial customers.