Lockheed Martin, Black and Veatch teaming to help utilities with cybersecurity

Rockville, Md, August 19, 2009 — Lockheed Martin and Black & Veatch have teamed to help utility clients improve the reliability, efficiency and interoperability of the electric power grid and protect it against cyber attacks.

Together, the companies offer a comprehensive suite of integrated technology and communication solutions to help utilities shape projects and request grants being offered by the U.S. Department of Energy Smart Grid Investment Grant Program.

The Smart Grid Investment Grant Program is part of the DOE’s Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Recovery Plan, which has been allocated $4.5 billion to support the modernization of the electric grid.

The companies have supported several first-round applications, and are well-positioned to continue assisting other DOE funding applications, such as the DOE’s loan guarantees for employing innovative energy efficiency, renewable energy and advanced transmission and distribution.

Black & Veatch and Lockheed Martin will focus on supporting DOE applicants’ smart grid initiatives for advanced metering infrastructure, substation and distribution automation, SCADA, distribution management systems and demand response projects, especially in the areas of interoperability and cyber security.

Collectively, the two companies have the unique understanding of the necessary advanced communications infrastructure, electrical technology, cyber security measures and IT solutions to design and implement an efficient, reliable and sustainable utility operation.

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