Siebel, Lockheed Martin Team on Homeland Security

Duo aims to deliver Siebel eGovernment and Homeland Security apps to federal agencies.

Siebel Systems Inc. is joining forces with Lockheed Martin Corp. to jointly pursue opportunities in the government sector, the companies announced Wednesday.

The strategic alliance formalizes ongoing efforts between the two companies, according to company officials. Its designed to deliver Siebel eGovernment and Homeland Security applications to federal agencies.

Under the terms of the agreement, Lockheed Martin technical personnel can train and become certified in implementing those Siebel applications.

Lockheed Martin, of Bethesda, Md., is perhaps best known for its aerospace products, but the company also has a federal systems integration business unit.

Tom Siebel, chairman and CEO of Siebel, based in San Mateo, Calif., described Lockheed Martin in a statement as the "premier systems integrator" in the federal market.

"As our nation faces a disturbing array of security concerns, improved threat detection and information sharing within and among agencies is critical to our national safety," Siebel said. "Our new partnership offers the software functionality, scalability, performance and federal government expertise needed to meet some of the U.S. governments most pressing challenges."