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Harris Wins $45M to Support DHS First Responder Networks; Wayne Lucernoni Comments

WayneLucernoniHarris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has won a $45 million contract to support the U.S. Department of Homeland Security‘s tactical communications networks for 15, 000 first responders and law enforcement officers.

The award is part of DHS’ five-year $3 billion tactical communications indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract vehicle, according to a Harris statement.

“Tactical communications systems must integrate seamlessly to support essential operations, and we are committed to helping our first responders to exchange real-time intelligence in support of our nation’s security, ” said Wayne Lucernoni, president of Harris’ information technology services group.

Harris logo_GovConWireUnder this contract, Harris and several subcontractors including Computer Sciences Corp. will deliver round-the-clock technical support at multiple network sites in the continental U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The IDIQ also intends to support DHS partner agencies such as the State, Justice and Interior departments and the White House Communications Agency.

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