Harris Corporation Awarded Potential $27 Million Contract Supporting DISA’s Multinational Information Sharing Program
WASHINGTON, DC — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has been awarded a potential five-year, $27 million contract to provide network and systems engineering, and other key support services, for the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Multinational Information Sharing (MNIS) Program Management Office. Harris is the sole subcontractor to EDS, an HP company, on the MNIS System Engineering/Technical Assistance (SETA) contract, which was awarded under Encore II. MNIS is a consolidated approach to ensuring seamless information sharing among U.S. forces and their allied and coalition partners.
The SETA contract has a one-year base period with four, one-year options. Harris will provide network and system engineering, program management, acquisition, configuration management and strategic planning support. Prior to this, Harris provided systems engineering and integration services for seven years to the MNIS Program Management Office and its predecessor organization, Advanced Information Technology Systems – Joint Program Office.
“MNIS ensures that military forces have a common operational picture that is critical for mission success, and we are very pleased to have the opportunity to team with EDS in supporting this vital program,” said John Heller, vice president and general manager, DoD Programs, Harris IT Services. “DISA has been a valued customer of Harris for the past 20 years, and we look forward to continuing our hands-on support of this agency as a trusted mission partner.”
DISA-related systems for which Harris IT Services provides high-level program management and engineering/architecture conceptualization and development support include: the Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System (CENTRIXS), which supports intelligence and classified operations information exchange and sharing up to SECRET Releasable; Griffin, which provides information sharing among participating nations for planning, implementing and executing multinational operations; and the Combined Federated Battle Laboratory Network (CFBLNet), which supports development of coalition interoperability, doctrine, procedures and protocols; as well as transitional and future MNIS efforts including the CENTRIXS Combined Enclave Requirement and Objective MNIS.
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 over 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 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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