Harris Awarded $45 M DHS Communications Support Contract
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Thursday, April 17, 2014


Harris Awarded $45 M DHS Communications Support Contract

  • Program supports communication networks for first responders and law enforcement officers.
  • Includes multiple U.S. locations, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Agency's mission is to promote homeland security and public safety.

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a $45 million contract to support Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) tactical communications networks.

Harris will team with Computer Sciences Corporation and other subcontractors to provide round-the-clock technical support for the frontline operations of approximately 15,000 law enforcement officers. The Harris team will support the agency's existing tactical communications networks at multiple locations in the continental U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The team brings more than 20 years experience delivering world-class integration services to some of the largest networks in the world.


"Harris and its teammates will sustain legacy systems and provide cost-effective, interoperable services for those who depend on reliable communications," said Wayne Lucernoni, president, Harris IT Services. "Tactical communications systems must integrate seamlessly to support essential operations, and we are committed to helping our first responders to exchange real-time intelligence in support of our nation's security."

The contract was awarded through the five-year, $3 billion DHS Tactical Communications (TacCom) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle. Harris was selected to provide land mobile and tactical solutions under all five technical categories of the TacCom contract vehicle. The IDIQ supports DHS and its partner agencies such as the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the White House Communications Agency.

In IT Services, Harris designs, deploys, operates and maintains secure communications systems and information networks for some of the most complex, mission-critical applications in the world for government and commercial customers. Highly qualified professionals deliver expertise worldwide in Managed Services, Systems and Network Integration, and Cyber Security/Information Assurance-on time and on budget.

Source : Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS)

Published on ASDNews: May 14, 2013

 

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