Sunday, November 28, 2010

Harris Awarded IT Services Contract for Air Force Software Development

Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has been competitively awarded a $15 million contract, including one base year and a one-year option, by the U.S. Air Force for its Headquarters Air Force Information Management Enterprise Business Solutions Software Development Services Support program under the Network-Centric Solutions (NETCENTS) contract vehicle.

Under the contract, the Harris team will deliver technical services to the software development support project. These services include program requirements management, process engineering, and systems administration, and will be based on proven IT methodologies and frameworks. This follow-on contract continues the work started under previous competitive awards for this program, including a $7 million contract in January of this year.

"The Harris team's proven expertise in executing process-based managed IT services solutions for the Air Force has paved the way for further success on this contract," said Mike Deloney, vice president and general manager, Department of Defense Programs, Harris IT Services.

The Harris team consists of Avande, ATS Corporation, Capability Plus Solutions, Inc. and IndigoIT.

The Information Management Enterprise Business Solutions group supports senior decision-makers, including the Secretary of the Air Force, the Air Force Staff and other Air Force organizations within the National Capital Region. Harris has supported the program since June of 2007. The NETCENTS contract is a five-year $9 billion acquisition initiative that delivers interoperability and the constant evolution of best-in-class technology and solutions to the Air Force, Department of Defense, and other federal agencies.

Harris IT Services is a leading provider of mission-critical IT transformation, managed solutions, and information assurance 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.

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