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Harris Corporation to Deliver Mission-Critical Cyber Security to U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command in $12 Million Contract
May 20, 2010 (11:05 AM EDT)


WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a $12 million Enterprise Security Support (ESS) prime contract by the U.S. Air Force to secure the command and control systems of Headquarters Air Mobility Command (AMC).  

Harris will deliver mission-critical security support to 13 IT systems essential to U.S. national and global interests.  System and network security support will include system certification and accreditation, network penetration testing, secure code validation, DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) document creation and validation, and host-based system auditing.

"Harris has been a trusted information assurance provider to the Air Mobility Command for more than a decade, supporting vital missions and humanitarian relief at home and around the world," said Mike Deloney, vice president, Air Force Programs, Harris IT Services.  "Working in close partnership with our customer, we will relentlessly counter any threat to the security of the AMC's key command and control information systems."

Harris IT Services is a leading provider of end-to-end solutions in mission-critical IT transformation, managed solutions, and information assurance.  With over 3,000 professionals performing to the highest industry standards at locations worldwide, Harris IT Services offers demonstrated past performance, proven technical expertise, and innovative solutions in supporting large-scale IT programs that encompass the full technology lifecycle.  The organization's distributed workforce, present in all 50 states, and extensive experience in performance-based contracting and managed IT services, combine to deliver exceptional results to our defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and commercial customers. 

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® products, systems, and services.  Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions.  Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Statements about the expected value of the order to Harris are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties.  Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

SOURCE Harris Corporation