Harris Corporation Awarded $77 Million IT Services Contract by Army Materiel Command — Press Release

by: Matthew Potter
November 16, 2010

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Harris Corporation Awarded $77 Million IT Services Contract by Army Materiel Command

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a $77 million contract by the National Capital Region Contracting Center to provide IT infrastructure for the newly relocated U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) Headquarters building at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. This is the second major military headquarters relocation contract for Harris, which is completing work on a similar relocation installation for the U.S. Southern Command Headquarters in Miami, Florida.

Under the AMC contract, Harris will engineer, furnish, install and test the command, control, communications, and computer IT (C4/IT) infrastructure, which includes audio-visual and video teleconferencing equipment. The contract includes one base year and two one year option periods, during which time the company would provide operations and maintenance support, as well as help desk capabilities.

“This award further extends our company’s growing reputation in the marketplace for delivering complex, mission-critical systems integration solutions,” said Mike Deloney, vice president and general manager of Department of Defense Programs, Harris IT Services. “We are proud to continue our support to the Army operational commands through this headquarters relocation.”

The AMC provides the technology, acquisition support, materiel development, logistics power projections, and sustainment to the Army across the spectrum of joint military operations. This contract was awarded under the nine-year, $20 billion Information Technology Enterprise Solutions- 2 Services (ITES-2S) contract vehicle, which is the preferred method of contracting for services and supplies for the Army.

The Harris team includes subcontractors General Dynamics IT (GDIT), AVS (Audio Visual Systems Inc.), ASD (Advanced Systems Development Inc.), By Light Professional IT Services (ByLight), Microtech, IBM, and nLogic.

Harris IT Services is a leading provider of end-to-end solutions in mission-critical IT transformation, managed solutions, and information assurance. With over 3,000 professionals performing to the highest industry standards at locations worldwide, Harris IT Services offers demonstrated past performance, proven technical expertise, and innovative solutions in supporting large-scale IT programs that encompass the full technology lifecycle. The organization’s distributed workforce, present in all 50 states, and extensive experience in performance-based contracting and managed IT services, combine to deliver exceptional results to our defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and commercial customers.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets worldwide. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

SOURCE Harris Corporation

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about the expected value of the program to Harris are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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