Our commitment to diversity has led to several prestigious honors, such as the U.S. Department of Defense Nunn-Perry Mentor Protégé Award, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence in R&D, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Champions of Veterans Enterprise Award, a U.S. Department of State "Commendation for Excellence," and AMR Research recognition as one of only six companies with superior supply chain leadership.

Our Diversity Programs

Our supply chain has strong and successful programs in place that encourage active participation by small business, small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, HUBZone small businesses, veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns.  

Mentor-Protégé Program / Informal Mentoring

We have actively participated in the DoD Mentor-Protégé Program, since the mid-1990s, mentoring relationships with existing small business suppliers and providing assistance to strengthen technical and process capabilities. See the file above to read more about how we establish and maintain Mentor-Protégé relationships.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

Harris regularly teams with Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs: mission-oriented, research and development initiatives that help harness the innovative talents of small technology companies. 

DoD Comprehensive Small Business Subcontracting Program

Harris has been a voluntary participant in the Department of Defense’s Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program since 1996. Under this plan DoD procurement awards to Small Businesses have ranged from 32 percent to 61 percent.

Harris Small Business Awards Program

Our annual Small Business Awards Program also recognizes Small Business Suppliers who have excelled in enhancing the success of Harris — bringing value to our programs and the customers we serve through their products, services, quality and proven performance.