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Harris Corp. to compete for $25 million

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture selected Harris Corporation as one of six companies to compete for contracts that will enhance the security of technology and networks that support the agency’s critical missions, one of which is ensuring the nation’s food safety. The contract runs for five years (one base, four options), with a maximum value of $25 million.

The contract could call for Harris Corp. to provide services such as security analysis and assessment, communications security support, designing secure infrastructures, network penetration testing, and forensic support.

“The USDA is a forward-looking organization that understands today’s cyber security threats and their potential impact on our nation, ” said John F. McClure, vice president Federal and Intel Programs, Crucial Security Programs, Harris Corporation. “USDA is committed to providing resources to effectively combat these threats and to making the department a model agency for cyber security. Harris looks forward to continuing our support of the USDA and its numerous offices and agencies, both domestically and internationally.”

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