Harris to build major wireless network for VA

Harris Corp. will create a major wireless network infrastructure for medical centers nationwide under a two-year, $19 million contract from the Veterans Affairs Department’s Office of Information and Technology.

Harris will design, install, validate and provide training for a secure wireless infrastructure to accommodate the voice, video and real-time-location-services necessary for mobility, according to the company’s news release today.

With all options exercised, Harris will deploy this infrastructure to 26 customer sites as part of one of the largest healthcare mobility infrastructure deployments in the world, the June 5 announcement said.

The Harris team includes subcontractors Advanced Management Strategies Group, Synaptek Corp. and TL Services Inc.

"The wireless infrastructure designed and installed by Harris will make secure, enterprise-wide healthcare mobility at medical centers a reality for the Department of Veterans Affairs," said Jim Traficant, president, Harris Healthcare Solutions. "It will be a crucial element in ensuring those who serve our nation's veterans have access to mission-essential data where and when they need it."

The award comes under the VA Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology contract vehicle.

Harris Corp., 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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