Harris IT support for NORAD, USNORTHCOM

Aug. 22, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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MELBOURNE, Fla., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The Harris Corp. is to provide enterprise information technology support services to two U.S. military commands under a $46 million contract.

The award to support the North American Air Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command -- in the form of a firm fixed performance-based task order under the General Services Administration Schedule 70 -- is for one year with three one-year options.

Harris said the contract covers IT planning, projects and design; testing and validation; component installation, diagnostics and repair; enterprise network management; and hardware and software procurement.

Enterprise network and security operations; telecommunications; configuration control and management; enterprise modeling and simulation; video teleconferencing; information assurance/computer network defense; service desk; user training; internet applications; and support for national special security events are also included.

"Harris will deliver expert IT systems and network integration support that balances industry best practices and an understanding of the North American Air Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command staffs' requirements for mission success," said Ted Hengst, president, Harris IT Services, and vice president and chief information officer, Harris Corp.

Harris said its team for work under the award includes Abacus Technology Corp., SRA International Inc. and Microsoft Consulting Services.

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