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Harris wins place on military communications contract

Defense Information Systems Agency gives Harris Corporation an IDIQ Global Network Service contract award.

By Richard Tomkins

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Harris Corporation has won a place on a $4.3 billion Defense Information Systems Agency contract for telecommunications services.

Under the follow-on indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity Global Network Services award, Harris will be eligible to provide leased telecommunications services to more than one million U.S. Defense Department users worldwide via the Defense Information Systems Network and the Department of Defense Information Network.

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"As DISA continues to transform the way it offers network services, incorporating fast-changing and evolving IT capabilities into a single global network is critically important," said Carl D'Alessandro, president, Harris Critical Networks. "Harris' proven dynamic bandwidth management architecture ensures DISA will have an architecture agile enough to support current and future customer needs.

"DISA already counts on Harris to provide bandwidth services at hundreds of locations along the East Coast of the United States."

According to Harris, the GNS contract will help DISA acquire and deliver telecommunications network services at the enterprise level for provision of end-to-end classified and non-classified information transmission services.

The contract length is five years with a five-year option, Seven other companies were awarded the contract.

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