SAN ANTONIO, Texas, June 22, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced plans to expand its cyber operations at Port San Antonio’s Project Tech complex during a ceremony at the facility this morning. The company is the first tenant at Project Tech—a new development in the heart of the campus specifically tailored to support the growth of the region’s cybersecurity and other advanced technology sectors.
Lockheed Martin’s new home for cybersecurity operations at Port San Antonio.
Lockheed Martin’s Cyber Solutions operations will be housed within more than 15,000 square feet of workspace beginning in early 2019. The local team comprises high technology positions including systems engineers, software developers and cyber architects. They will primarily work on development and testing of full spectrum cyber tools and platforms such as Henosis™, the Lockheed Martin prototype for the U.S. Air Force’s Unified Platform competition. During the next five years, the team expects to grow to more than 100 professionals.
“We are inspired by our customers’ missions and seek to partner with them to make the world a safer place,” said Deon Viergutz, Lockheed Martin vice president of Cyber Solutions. “By increasing our investment in the area of cyberspace mission support, we are better-positioned to support the growing needs of organizations on or near the Port, such as the 24th and 25th Air Forces and the National Security Agency.”
Lockheed Martin Vice President of Cyber Solutions Deon Viergutz addresses the audience.
Port Interim President and CEO Jim Perschbach stated, “we are extraordinarily proud to welcome Lockheed Martin as the first customer in our new Project Tech community.” He added, “Lockheed Martin’s presence and growth plans send an unequivocal message that San Antonio’s cyber expertise is a global standard-bearer with big plans ahead. We look forward to serving as a true strategic partner to the team. In collaboration with our region’s strong and committed cybersecurity partners, we’re ensuring our new customer’s enduring success and growth as they deliver world-class services.”
“The transformation that has taken place at Port San Antonio in recent months is remarkable and exciting,” said Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff. “Rooted in Kelly’s legacy as a cradle of military aviation innovation for the past hundred years, Project Tech sets a bold path forward for the Port and our community. It’s a place that continues to grow and serves as a platform where San Antonians can come together and participate in the evolution of technology that will continue to change the world in the century ahead thanks to the operations that global industry leaders like Lockheed Martin are establishing and growing here.”
“San Antonio’s rise as a world capital for cybersecurity is a true community effort,” said Mayor Ron Nirenberg in a statement. “Attracting leading companies like Lockheed Martin is a reflection of the strong partnership between the Port, the City, our defense community, educators and industry stakeholders throughout the region. By continuing our work together, we look forward to the ongoing growth and success of Lockheed and other great cyber employers in the years ahead.”
"San Antonio’s strong profile as Military City, USA is growing even further with the arrival of Lockheed’s new cyber operations here—underscoring the strategic role our community has long had in ensuring our country’s security,” said Texas State Representative Philip Cortez, whose district includes the Port. “The work that private firms like Lockheed and their DoD clients are undertaking in San Antonio are the new front lines in national defense: protecting the integrity of the digital systems that our men and women in uniform depend on. We are extremely proud to add Lockheed’s cyber capabilities at the Port to the state-of-the-art security talent that San Antonio is known for around the world."
"Generations of families across Southwest San Antonio have taken great pride in working hard and delivering outstanding quality of products and services on the land that is today Port San Antonio—supporting and giving rise to global industries," said San Antonio Councilman Rey Saldaña, whose District 4 straddles the main Port campus. "The foundation laid by Project Tech and the new operation being launched by Lockheed Martin open new doors of opportunity as the next generation of our home-grown talent seeks to connect San Antonio''s cybersecurity expertise to key industries throughout the region and around the world."