Lockheed Martin awarded contracts to support US Navy cross domain intelligence sharing solution

Lockheed logo 112Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, MD will continue to support the Navy system that allows secure sharing of sensitive data between unclassified and classified security domains. The U.S. Navy recently awarded Lockheed Martin two contracts with a total ceiling value of $90 million to support the Radiant Mercury cross domain solution for five years, the company announced February 25.

“Since developing Radiant Mercury in 1992, we’ve ensured it has met the operational needs of customers throughout the world,” said Dr. Rob Smith, vice president of C4ISR for Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions business. “As we deploy the fourth generation of the system, we’ll continue to advance it with the most robust capabilities available.”

Today’s military and intelligence operations depend on the timely sharing of critical information. Radiant Mercury helps this by ensuring that data transferring from one network domain to another undergo extremely high levels of scrutiny, protecting against compromises in the integrity of the information. While guarding classified data from unauthorized access, the system simultaneously allows those with the appropriate security classification to retrieve sensitive and critical information.  Radiant Mercury supports simultaneous data flows to hundreds of channels, interfaces with most major C4ISR systems, and supports most transport, network and data link protocols.

Used by both U.S. and allied partners at more than 400 sites worldwide, Radiant Mercury has streamlined the process of sharing critical operational and intelligence information with coalition forces. Accredited at the highest levels of protection in the United States for secure information sharing, Radiant Mercury is compliant with the Intelligence Community Directive 503 policy, which protects sensitive compartmented information within information systems. It is also approved for both top secret and secret interoperability by the Unified Cross Domain Services Management Office, which lists systems verified to transfer DoD and intelligence community information between multiple security domains with limited risk.  Radiant Mercury is available on the U.S. General Services Administration schedule of products and services.

Source: Lockheed Martin