USPS taps Lockheed Martin for processing system

The Postal Service has awarded two contracts totaling $9 million to Lockheed Martin Corp to improve the agency's mail processing system.

Under the contracts, Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Md., will upgrade and increase the capacity of the Postal Service's Remote Computer Reader system to handle processing during peak periods.

The additional capacity will let the agency sort more mail and create more-flexible mail processing options to use during the holiday season.

The system consists of arrays of computer servers with software that deciphers printed or handwritten addresses on letters. It accurately reads 86 percent of handwritten addresses and 93 percent of typed or printed addresses, Lockheed Martin said. The system is installed in about 350 Postal Service processing and distribution centers in major cities.

Lockheed Martin has worked with the Postal Service on the Remote Computer Reader system for more than 10 years.

Roseanne Gerin is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

Featured

  • Records management: Look beyond the NARA mandates

    Records management is about to get harder

    New collaboration technologies ramped up in the wake of the pandemic have introduced some new challenges.

  • puzzled employee (fizkes/Shutterstock.com)

    Phish Scale: Weighing the threat from email scammers

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Phish Scale quantifies characteristics of phishing emails that are likely to trick users.

Stay Connected

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.