Original Date: 08/07/1995
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Information Resource Management
The role of the Information Resource Management (IRM) organization at Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems (LMTAS) is to provide information technology to support the requirements of the core business systems. Much is accomplished through outsourcing in a unique relationship with Computer Sciences Corporation. The IRM organization is an operation that provides leadership, expertise, and oversight. Requirements and planning are coordinated through an Information Resource Council comprised of the major functional and business area units and chaired by the IRM. Certain critical functions have been retained by the LMTAS functional organizations and IRM organization. These include product software and embedded software development, simulators, and voice telecommunications.
Most other information resource functions, however, are supported by Computer Sciences Corporation in a unique and symbiotic arrangement. Under the terms of a ten-year agreement, Computer Sciences Corporation provides almost all computing services for LMTAS. This outsourcing arrangement is controlled through an annual services agreement. Much of the equipment and many personnel supporting this arrangement were acquired by Computer Sciences Corporation from LMTAS. Most of the annual services are contracted on a cost-plus-fixed-fee basis. Computer Sciences Corporation receives incentive fees for approved cost reduction proposals and for reducing overhead. Under certain circumstances, prices can be renegotiated during the year.
Types of services handled by Computer Sciences Corporation include computer processing, business information systems, Computer-Aided Design (CAD)/Computer-Aided Manufacturing /Computer-Aided Engineering, engineering and other technical systems, networking and data communications, telecommunications services excluding voice communications, electronic security, and computer related training. This arrangement has allowed LMTAS to reduce information system costs greatly while maintaining high quality and service and retaining critical functions in-house.
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