Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has won a five-year contract in support of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs to deliver critical services to U.S. citizens domestically and overseas, and facilitate foreign visitors traveling to the United States. The contract is worth $196.5 million and will extend through 2013.
Harris will support the Department of State’s Information Technology (IT) by providing installation, training, help desk and information technology services in support of 270 domestic and international consular operations. In addition, this contract includes work from Harris Corporation’s Department of State, Consular System Support — Bureau of Consular Affairs agreement as well as work from other contracts including Department of State Passport Support. Consular operations include embassies and consulates plus passport agencies that provide support to American citizens, immigrant visa and non-immigrant visa applications.
Harris will provide a range of activities from assisting with newly-emerging mission critical requirements to supporting routine administrative needs. Support services include shipping and installing equipment and applications; training; on-site system administration, configuration management and repair; technology upgrades; as well as help desk support and related services. The Harris team has been providing support to the Department of State for more than 10 years.
Wayne Lucernoni, vice president, Civil Federal Operations, Harris IT Services said of the award, “Harris will leverage over 12 years of experience supporting the Bureau of Consular Affairs to ensure this project exceeds expectations. We are proud to have a key role in helping the Bureau issue and adjudicate visas — and in that capacity, help safeguard the security of U.S. borders.”