Harris wins Iraqi Media Network integration deal

Harris Corp. has won a three-month, $22 million contract from the Iraqi Media Network to provide network integration and support services, the company announced this week.

Harris of Melbourne, Fla., will provide training, programming support, systems integration and deployment work for the country's public television and radio broadcasting organization. The network is in Baghdad and more than 30 other locations throughout Iraq.

Harris completed work earlier this month on an Iraqi Media Network contract awarded by the Defense Contracting Command last January. The previous contract involved requirements for broadcast and printing equipment, design and integration for broadcast studio and transmission systems, network operations and employee training.

As part of the work, Harris and its teammates upgraded the production capabilities of the country's national newspaper and completed construction of a news studio and entertainment studio in central Baghdad for the nation's public television network.

Harris has more than 10,900 employees and annual sales of $2.5 billion. The company ranked No. 16 on Washington Technology's 2004 Top 100 list, which measures federal contracting revenue.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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