Harris Corporation Awarded IT Services Contract to Support National Center for Health Statistics
WASHINGTON, DC — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a potential three-year, $5.4 million contract to provide programming support and other IT services to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). As the U.S. government’s principal health statistics organization, NCHS is a unique public resource for information critical to public health and health policy. Harris has provided IT services to NCHS for the past 16 years.
Under the contract, Harris will continue to support activities related to the collection, analysis and dissemination of health statistics. This includes software development; database accessibility, modeling support and data warehousing; quality assurance and control; network and system engineering; data entry; and a range of other services. The contract consists of one base year with two one-year options.
“Harris brings a track record of excellence, innovation and achievement during our 16-year relationship with NCHS, and we are very pleased to be selected to continue providing enterprise intelligence solutions for this vital national health organization,” said Jim Traficant, vice president, Harris Healthcare Solutions. “Our role continues to evolve as we incorporate newer technologies that dramatically reduce the time between data acquisition and dissemination of data to researchers, collaborators and ultimately, the public, with the goal of providing vital information to enhance healthcare delivery across the continuum of care.”
NCHS provides national leadership in the area of collection, analysis and dissemination of national health statistics on vital events and health activities, research in statistical and survey methodology, and technical assistance both nationwide and outside the U.S. The data collected provides information to policy makers in Congress and the Administration, researchers and others in the health community.
Harris is a leading provider of IT and network services to 800,000 U.S. government customers at 3,800 locations nationwide, including defense, intelligence, civilian, and healthcare agencies. Harris Healthcare Solutions provides enterprise intelligence solutions and services for commercial and government customers, including systems integration, intelligent infrastructure, advanced visualization and display, enterprise digital content management, and IT services solutions. Harris products, systems, and services improve health outcomes by assuring that critical medical information is delivered with security and privacy to the right person, on the right device, at the point of care.
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 annual revenue of $5.4 billion and 16,500 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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