Harris provides network support to Air Force LA center

Contract calls for delivery of core IT, communications operations and maintenance

Harris Corp. has been awarded a 16-month, $9.7 million contract by the Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center to deliver network support services at Los Angeles Air Force Base in California.

Under the contract, Harris will deliver core IT and communications operations and maintenance services, including network control center support, consolidated video teleconferencing services, consolidated help-desk services, and information assurance and support to Missile Defense Agency networks, according to an announcement the company made Oct. 5.

Harris has extensive expertise managing comparable, essential networks for customers such as the Air Force’s 50th Space Wing, the 505th Command and Control Wing components at Hurlburt Field, Fla., and Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, and the 88th Communications Group at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

The Harris team includes subcontractors Abacus Technology and ManTech International. The contract was awarded under the Network-Centric Solutions vehicle.

Harris, of Melbourne, Fla., ranks No. 13 on Washington Technology’s 2011 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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