Lockheed to expand cyber operations in San Antonio

By Marjorie Censer / June 22, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Lockheed Martin said today it would open a new office in the Port San Antonio Project Tech complex in San Antonio, TX, as it seeks to bolster its cybersecurity presence in the area.

The contractor said it would have more than 15,000 square feet of workspace beginning in early 2019. The team there is expected to grow to more than 100 over the next five years, Lockheed said.

In an interview with Inside Defense, Deon Viergutz, vice president of cyber solutions at Lockheed, said the new facility "is going to comprise both unclassified and classified space, including laboratories."

He said Lockheed was drawn to the "growing cyber mission" at Joint Base San Antonio, which is home to the 24th Air Force and the 25th Air Force.

Viergutz said he expects the bulk of the employees at the site to be new hires.

"We already have a presence there supporting the missions," he said of San Antonio. "Largely, it's on base colocated with our customers."

David Hathaway, business development lead for Lockheed Martin’s cyber solutions division, said during the same interview that the company views the facility as a collaborative space where it can work with Pentagon and intelligence agency customers.