Harris Corporation Awarded $17 Million IT Services Contract by U.S. Army Dental Command

Harris Corporation Awarded $17 Million IT Services Contract by U.S. Army Dental Command


  • Harris will deliver helpdesk and sustainment support to over 300 global dental clinics.
  • Contract delivers cost-effective data management for the command's dental systems.
  • Company has successfully performed services to the U.S. Army Dental Command for four years.

WASHINGTON & MELBOURNE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Harris Corporation (NYS: HRS) , an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a $17 million contract to deliver helpdesk and sustainment support to the U.S. Army Dental Command's Corporate Dental System located at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. This contract includes a five-month base period and three one-year options. It is a recompete of the $4 million contract won in 2011 and was awarded under the Network-Centric Solutions contract vehicle.

Under the contract, Harris will deliver information management support to maintain the Command's suite of software applications including the Corporate Dental Application and its associated modules, and the Digital Enterprise Viewing and Acquisition Application. IT specialists stationed at bases in the continental United States, Germany and South Korea will provide helpdesk and sustainment support to 206 U.S. Army and 113 U.S. Air Force dental clinics.

Specific tasks will include programming; database administration; requirements analysis; system interface support; information assurance; Health Information Portability and Accountability Act compliance; documentation management; configuration management; tier 2 and 3 helpdesk support; lifecycle management; and other critical information management duties.

"As IT experts, Harris has successfully delivered the essential knowledge and enterprise managed services to support the U.S. Army Dental Command for four years," said Ted Hengst, president, Harris IT Services, and vice president and chief information officer, Harris Corporation. "Harris' reliable, cost-effective data management expertise further advances the command's global dental service delivery."

In IT Services, Harris designs, deploys and operates secure communications systems and information networks for some of the most complex, essential applications in the world for high-profile customers in government and commercial markets. Well-credentialed professionals deliver expertise worldwide in Program Management, Enterprise Services Management and Information Assurance — on time, on budget, with solutions that are ready for today and built for tomorrow.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5.5 billion of annual revenue and about 15,000 employees - including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at harris.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Harris IT Services
Jackie Berger, 703-483-8839
Harris Corporation
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