Prominent defense technology company Lockheed Martin, which was the very first tenant of Port San Antonio when it transitioned from the old Kelly Air Force base nearly twenty years ago, today announced plans to stand up a cyber security office at the port's new Project Tech office, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
"Project Tech is about applying these technologies to mature industries whether its cyber security, network secure, supporting the government or industry, or if it is applied technologies," said Port San Antonio CEO Jim Perschbach.
Lockheed Martin will operate a cyber security office in 15,000 square feet beginning next year.“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.”
Perschbach said Lockheed Martin will add to the growing catalog of cutting edge cyber technology companies which are now located at Port San Antonio.
"The 24th Air Force, the 25th Air Force, NSA Texas, HNC, the folks nobody talks about but who actually acquire and develop all of these technologies for the Air Force, all headquartered right here."
Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, who had just ended his tenure as Mayor of San Antonio when the BRAC ordered Kelly Air Force closed in 1995, says he is always stunned by the level of development on the base's former footprint.
“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.”