Postal Service picks Lockheed for upgrade

Postal Service picks Lockheed for upgrade

By Thomas R. Temin

GCN Staff

MAY 15—The Postal Service has tapped Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Distribution Technologies unit of Owego, N.Y., to upgrade USPS's Integrated Data System in a contract valued at $16 million.

IDS will integrate data from various information systems at USPS processing centers. The upgrade will let Postal officials get nearly real-time information on mail volumes and flow so they can better deploy workers to where they're needed to keep heavy volumes moving. Eventually, according to a Lockheed spokeswoman, the data will be available to mailers who want to track delivery performance of what they put into the mail system.

Lockheed will lead a team of subcontractors that includes Compaq Computer Corp. and Microsoft Corp. The hardware will consist of Compaq ProLiant ML 750 servers running Microsoft Windows 2000 and System Management Server 2.0, according Lockheed.


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