Har­ris gets $65mil­lion net­work main­te­nance con­tract


Har­ris Cor­po­ra­tion (HRS), an in­ter­na­tional com­mu­ni­ca­tions and in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy com­pany, has been awarded a $65-mil­lion con­tract mod­i­fi­ca­tion to pro­vide world­wide satel­lite data and com­mu­ni­ca­tions sup­port to the US Air Force’s Satel­lite Con­trol Net­work (AFSCN) and Global Po­si­tion­ing Sys­tem an­tenna sites.

Har­ris re­ceived the mod­i­fi­ca­tion to its cur­rent Net­work and Space Op­er­a­tions and Main­te­nance con­tract, which sup­ports the US Air Force Space Com­mand’s 50th Space Wing.

Un­der the con­tract, a team led by Har­ris will con­tinue to sup­port both in­bound and out­bound data and com­mu­ni­ca­tions for more than 150 Depart­ment of de­fence satel­lites, op­er­at­ing and main­tain­ing the AFSCN’s an­tenna and ground sys­tem in­fra­struc­ture at ten lo­ca­tions world­wide.

Lo­cated at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, the 50th Space Wing is re­spon­si­ble for the op­er­a­tion and sup­port of Depart­ment of De­fence satel­lites, as well as the world­wide AFSCN. The AFSCN pro­vides readi­ness, launch, early or­bit/ on-or­bit sup­port, and anom­aly res­o­lu­tion for a va­ri­ety of satel­lite con­stel­la­tions.

“The 50th Space Wing plays a vi­tal role in our na­tion’s de­fence by man­ag­ing a com­plex sys­tem of satel­lites. This re­quires ex­traor­di­nary tech­no­log­i­cal knowl­edge and man­age­ment skill,” said Wayne Lucer­noni, Pres­i­dent, Har­ris IT Ser­vices. “Har­ris helps en­sure that com­mu­ni­ca­tions and crit­i­cal data are prop­erly man­aged. This con­tract mod­i­fi­ca­tion ex­pands our sup­port at a re­duced cost to the Air Force and US tax­pay­ers.”

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