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Soto Cano Base: SOUTHCOM Awards $38M Contract to Honduran Firm for “IT-Communications”

November 17, 2009
 --  Advancing new visions of the U.S. Government and institutions
of the region.

--  Reducing sources of conflict and tension.

--  Promoting partnership in times of need.

--  Empowering initiatives to thwart narcotics trafficking and other
transnational threats.

 

This critical infrastructure program supports the Commander of JTF-Bravo — the Commander of all U.S. military operations in Central America in the execution of USSOUTHCOM’s strategy to build Partner Nation Capacity. It is intended to bolster security, stability and prosperity in the Americas.

 

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

USSOUTHCOM C4S Selects Harris Corporation for $38 Million IT Services Program Under ITES-2S Contract

 

WASHINGTON, Nov 17, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ —-Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, was awarded the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems (C4S) operations and maintenance program for Joint Task Force (JTF) Bravo at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras. This five-year task order under the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-2 Services (ITES-2S) contract has a base year plus four one-year options and is valued at $38 million — including all options.

This critical infrastructure program supports the Commander of JTF-Bravo — the Commander of all U.S. military operations in Central America in the execution of USSOUTHCOM’s strategy to build Partner Nation Capacity. It is intended to bolster security, stability and prosperity in the Americas. This responsibility encompasses:

 --  Advancing new visions of the U.S. Government and institutions of the
   region.

   --  Reducing sources of conflict and tension.

   --  Promoting partnership in times of need.

   --  Empowering initiatives to thwart narcotics trafficking and other
   transnational threats.

“We look forward to continuing our long-term relationship with USSOUTHCOM,” said John Heller, vice president and general manager, Harris IT Services. “We are proud that USSOUTHCOM has selected the Harris IT Services team to advance their C4S mission, as it shows their confidence in our ability to deliver on our commitments.”

Team Harris consists of the company’s IT Services, Harris Communications Honduras (HCH), Charter Trading Company, STG Inc., and Smartronix. Under the contract, Team Harris will continue to administer work such as:

   --  JTF-Bravo's C4 systems and networks, supporting network and
   telecommunications customer services (IT Help Desk).

   --  C4S installation and upgrade services.

   --  Information assurance/computer network defense.

   --  Telecommunications and circuit management.

   --  Microwave communications systems, including power production at remote
   microwave sites

Harris IT Services is a leading provider of mission-critical IT and communications services and support to defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil and commercial customers. With more than 3,000 professionals performing to the highest industry standards at locations worldwide, Harris IT Services offers essential past performance, proven technical expertise and innovative solutions in supporting large-scale IT programs that encompass the full technology lifecycle. The organization delivers best-value results to customers through its distributed workforce, present in all 50 states, and extensive experience in performance-based contracting and managed IT services.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets worldwide. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications(R) products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at http://www.harris.com

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SOURCE Harris Corporation

http://www.harris.com
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