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DISA Taps Harris for Potential $450M Crisis Mgmt System Support IDIQ

NGENGlobeThe Defense Information Systems Agency has selected Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) to help manage and maintain a teleconferencing system used by government leaders for video and Voice over Secure Internet Protocol phone communications under a potential 10-year, $450 million contract.

The Defense Department said Thursday that the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity hybrid contract contains one base year and nine one-year options for work inside the continental U.S.

DISA maintains the Crisis Management System under the direction of the National Security Council and a national security decision directive, the Pentagon says in its fiscal year 2015 budget estimate.

The system works to facilitate “Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information” communications and information exchanges between the president, National Security Council, Cabinet members, Joint Chiefs, agency watch centers, headquarters sites and continuity-of-operations sites.

DoD says in the estimate that it will need $9, 907, 000 in fiscal 2015 funds for the system.

DISA will obligate $5, 412, 872 in fiscal year 2014 operations and maintenance funds at the time of the contract award and has not guaranteed the contract will be extended beyond the initial base year, firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-award-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost reimbursement contract line items.

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