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Harris Corp awarded $11m IT communication systems upgrade contract

15th February 2011 - 16:44 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, was awarded a one-year, $11 million contract by the US Air National Guard to provide IT system standardization and upgrades at nine initial sites. These system upgrades will ensure mission readiness for the Air National Guard when called upon for homeland defense and disaster response.

Under this contract, the Harris team will perform site surveys, design, installation and certification to upgrade major communications subsystems and their respective infrastructure in accordance with the Air Force Combat Information Transport System (CITS) standards. Harris already provides similar IT services at nine other Air National Guard locations.

"This core communications systems upgrade is yet another key contract for Harris as a trusted IT integrator and mission partner with the Air National Guard," said Mike Deloney, vice president and general manager, Department of Defense Programs, Harris IT Services.

The Harris-led team includes subcontractors Trans-Tel Central, Inc., and McNeal Pro. The project was awarded under the Network-Centric Solutions (NETCENTS) contract vehicle.

The Air National Guard is one of the seven Reserve components of the United States armed forces that augment the active components in the performance of their missions. The ANG has both a federal and state mission. The Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). When Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory, or district, providing for protection of life and property, and preservation of peace, order and public safety.

Source: Harris Corp

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