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​Lockheed Martin is spinning off its Information Systems & Global Solutions division to create a new company with Leidos, under an arrangement called a Reverse Morris Trust, Lockheed announced Tuesday. This mechanism allows substantial tax avoidance by creating a subsidiary, which merges with an outside company (in this case, Leidos), then Lockheed receives a majority (50.9 percent) of shares in the resulting entity. The move will allow Lockheed to “focus on our core business” while creating “a more diversified competitor” in the i​nformation technology and technical services sector, company officials said in a conference call with reporters. The move will “unlock” several billions of dollars, which Lockheed said it will apply in part to completing a share buyback program. The company is shooting to go below 300 million outstanding shares, and is “well on its way” to accomplishing that.