[Satnews] Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) was award a Global Network Services (GNS) IDIQ follow-on contract by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The IDIQ contract has a ceiling of $4.3 billion and consists of a five-year base and an additional five one-year options.
This contract provides leased telecommunications services to more than one million U.S. Defense Department users worldwide via the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) and the Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN).
The contract will help DISA acquire and deliver telecommunications network services at the enterprise level and will provide end-to-end classified and non-classified information transmission services and capabilities. GNS will enable customizable turn-key global transport solutions. DISA will leverage GNS capabilities to shift from point-to-point circuits to newer technical approaches, including metropolitan area networks, network solutions, short-term circuit leases, fiber, and new services that become commercially available.
“As DISA continues to transform the way it offers network services, incorporating fast-changing and evolving IT capabilities into a single global network is critically important,” said Carl D’Alessandro, president, Harris Critical Networks. “Harris’ proven dynamic bandwidth management architecture ensures DISA will have an architecture agile enough to support current and future customer needs. DISA already counts on Harris to provide bandwidth services at hundreds of locations along the East Coast of the United States.”