Congressman Diaz-Balart Discusses Air Traffic Management, Defense at Harris Corporation

April 11, 2017

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Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart meets with Harris Corporation Chairman, President and CEO Bill Brown during a visit to the company’s headquarters in Melbourne, Florida.

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart met with Harris Corporation’s (NYSE:HRS) Chairman, President and CEO Bill Brown during a visit to the company’s headquarters Tuesday.

The Congressman explored the Global Innovation Center, which showcases how Harris technology is being used across the world to connect, inform and protect. Diaz-Balart, the chairman of the House Appropriations Transportation Subcommittee, also toured the FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) Network Operations Center, a facility that carries critical safety-of-flight communications throughout the U.S. airspace and is a unique example of a public-private partnership.

Diaz-Balart, who is also a member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, learned about the Harris commercial business model, which reduces development costs incurred by the U.S. Defense Department and drives innovative communications technology to the warfighter.

"For over 35 years, Harris has created and cultivated hundreds of jobs in Florida that provide indispensable support to our nation's military, airspace, and infrastructure,” Diaz-Balart said. “They produce and maintain cutting-edge systems critical to the safety and security of the national airspace, including vital NextGen telecommunications programs. I enjoyed learning about these systems and their research and development in defense, aviation, and space. I look forward to continue working with them to ensure we sustain advances in infrastructure and aviation and maintain our military superiority."

About Harris Corporation
Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems and Electronic Systems. Learn more at

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