Harris Corporation Awarded $42 Million Follow-on Contract by Department of State for Consular Affairs Support
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, November 21, 2006 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) today announced that it has been awarded a 12-month, $42 million follow-on contract by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, to provide technical support services to more than 230 U.S. embassies and consulates around the world. More than 250 program personnel will continue to provide complete systems and operational support related to the high-volume business applications of the consulates and embassies, including processing of approximately 5 million visa applications annually and other services required to take care of American citizens living or traveling abroad.
“We are very pleased that the Department of State has again selected Harris to support the critical mission systems of its embassies and consulates,” said Dan Garrison, vice president of Enterprise Services, Harris Technical Services Corporation. “We have successfully provided these support services for more than 10 years and are proud to be part of the State Department’s ongoing programs for IT systems and service modernization.”
Under the contract, Harris will provide system configuration management, system upgrades, help desk services, web development and training. Employees of Harris and its teammates travel around the world to provide system upgrades and training, and help desk support to both domestic and international users of the system. Harris also provides a central processing facility where computer equipment is staged and configured by Harris employees before it is shipped to embassies and consulates. Harris support services also benefit border protection initiatives with the addition of biometric technology to the visa application process.
Harris Technical Services Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harris Corporation, serving the information technology services marketplace. HTSC provides world-class, cost-effective operation, maintenance, engineering, and technical support services to the U.S. government, prime contractors, and other Harris divisions.
Harris Government Communications Systems Division conducts advanced research studies, develops prototypes, and produces and supports state-of-the-art, assured communications™ solutions and information systems that solve the mission-critical challenges of its military and government customers, while serving as the technology base for the company’s diverse commercial businesses. Harris Corporation is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. With headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual sales of $3.5 billion and nearly 14,000 employees, including more than 6,000 engineers and scientists. The company’s four operating divisions serve markets for government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and microwave communications. For more information, visit www.harris.com.
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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 program 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.
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