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DISA Awards Harris Corporation Global Network Services Multi-Award IDIQ Contract with $4.3 Billion Ceiling

HERNDON, Va.
January 19, 2016

Highlights:

  • Multi-year IDIQ contract provides telecommunication services to more than 1 million DoD users
  • Will enable customizable turn-key global transport solutions
  • Solution supports current customer needs with flexibility to grow for future needs

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) was one of eight awardees of a multi-award Global Network Services (GNS) IDIQ follow-on contract by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The IDIQ contract has a ceiling of $4.3 billion and consists of a five-year base and an additional five one-year options.

The contract provides leased telecommunications services to more than one million U.S. Defense Department users worldwide via the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) and the Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN).

"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."

The contract will help DISA acquire and deliver telecommunications network services at the enterprise level and will provide end-to-end classified and non-classified information transmission services and capabilities. GNS will enable customizable turn-key global transport solutions. DISA will leverage GNS capabilities to shift from point-to-point circuits to newer technical approaches, including metropolitan area networks, network solutions, short-term circuit leases, fiber, and new services that become commercially available.

 

About Harris Corporation
Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving our customers' toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports customers in more than 125 countries, has approximately $8 billion in annual revenue and 22,000 employees worldwide. The company is organized into four business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems, Electronic Systems, and Critical Networks. Learn more at harris.com.

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Contact Information:

Eileen Rivera
Harris Critical Networks
eileen.rivera@harris.com
703-673-1922

Jim Burke
Harris Corporation
jim.burke@harris.com
321-727-9131

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