Guard sites getting communications upgrade

Feb. 15, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Nine U.S. Air National Guard installations are receiving IT communications upgrades for homeland defense and disaster response.

Harris Corp., which has headquarters in Florida, said it will perform the upgrades under a one-year, $11 million contract.

The nine Air National Guard facilities scheduled for the work weren't disclosed.

"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.

Under the contract, a Harris-led 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 standards.

Harris provides similar IT services at nine other Air National Guard locations.

The Harris-led team includes subcontractors Trans-Tel Central, Inc., and McNeal Pro.

The project was awarded under the Network-Centric Solutions contract vehicle.

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