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Lockheed Martin has amassed $8.2 billion in business related to homeland security (HLS) and information technology (IT) work, according to a top company official.

"There's a public number of $8.2 billion," Susan Maraghy, Lockheed Martin's vice president of HLS, IT and civil agencies, said last week during a media briefing in Washington, D.C.

Interestingly, Maraghy noted that only about $650 million of that business is tied directly to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). There are some numbers with certain agencies that are classified.

The money is also tied to other civil agencies outside of DHS and is also note dedicated significantly to the Pentagon in a big way either, Maraghy explained. While it isn't split in half between civil agencies and the Pentagon, Maraghy noted it also wasn't 90-10 in favor of the Pentagon.

This $8.2 billion also includes the sizable Deepwater modernization program for the Coast Guard. Integrated Coast Guard Systems (ICGS), a joint venture with Northrop Grumman [NOC], is managing the Deepwater program, which will introduce new ships and aircraft for the Coast Guard.

The company also handles some training activity for the Transportation Security Administration.

Last week Lockheed Martin hosted a potential suppliers conference in Washington, D.C., to gauge what smaller companies had to offer in terms of technology and competencies for HLS functionality.

For IT applications, Lockheed Martin focuses its efforts on five areas. These include HLS, information security, systems integration, E-government initiatives and enterprise architecture. The company is pushing its horizontal integration initiative with HLS so it can take advantage of a variety of competencies in its numerous sectors, Maraghy also said.

As it pertains to HLS, Lockheed Martin claims to write more lines of software code per year than Microsoft [MSFT].

It also claims that it moves more bits of data daily for the federal government than all of the cable companies in the United States combined.

The company also claims risk-friendly IT development in collaboration with the government.

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