USSOUTHCOM HQ Selects Harris Corporation for $37 Million IT Services Relocation Program under ITES-2S Contract
WASHINGTON, DC - Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, announces the award of the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) HQ relocation program in Miami, Florida.
Under the $37 million ITES-2S Task Order, USSOUTHCOM personnel will move to a new headquarters complex beginning October 1, 2010. The Task Order will extend over 20 months — with additional optional tasks in excess of $18 million.
The Harris team — comprised of Harris IT Services, HP, IBM and other members — is responsible for the communications systems migration and consolidation of nine USSOUTHCOM buildings into a new facility.
“SOUTHCOM has been an important customer for many years and we are honored to be engaged in their exciting headquarters relocation project,” said John Heller, vice president and general manager, Department of Defense Programs. “Providing performance based, IT service management solutions to Combatant Commands such as SOUTHCOM is a key area of focus for our business and we are delighted that SOUTHCOM has selected the Harris IT Services team.”
The team will provide support for:
* Information systems engineering.
* Design, furnishing, installation, testing, and commissioning of the new USSOUTHCOM HQ C4I/IT systems.
* Integration of systems (programs of record) provided by external program managers.
* Project management support data.
* C4I/IT infrastructure installation Quality Control inspections.
The Task Order also includes task options for on-site training related to new systems; design, procurement, installation, testing and commissioning of wireless network capabilities; design, procurement, installation, testing and commissioning of a Continuity of Operations (COOP) / Data Recovery Plan (DRP) system; providing support for the identification, processing and turn-in of legacy C4I/IT equipment; purchasing and installing additional C4I/IT equipment; equipment warranty extension; and Video Teleconferencing (VTC) implementation.
USSOUTHCOM HQ — a joint command composed of approximately 1,600 military, civilian and contractor personnel in its current nine-building complex — represents the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, coalition partners, local and federal governmental agencies, and private industry partners. At the commencement of the transition to the new headquarters complex, USSOUTHCOM HQ is expected to have 2,883 personnel.
The Harris team is expected to work in close coordination and cooperation with U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command (USAISEC), USSOUTHCOM, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the new HQ building developer and contractors — as well as external Program Managers and their contractors.
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’s distributed workforce, present in all 50 states, and extensive experience in performance-based contracting and managed IT services, combine to deliver best-value results to our customers.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. 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.
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