Harris Corporation Awarded $37 Million Contract to Improve Veterans' Benefit Claims Process

Harris Corporation Awarded $37 Million Contract to Improve Veterans' Benefit Claims Process


  • Harris will provide technical services for the Veterans Benefits Administration's Enterprise Data Warehouse.
  • Accurate data is essential for improving the veteran's benefits claim process.
  • Contract will guide the organization through critical years in benefits administration.

MELBOURNE, Fla. & WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Harris Corporation (NYS: HRS) , an international communications and international technology company, has been selected to help improve the Veterans Benefits Administration's (VBA) Enterprise Data Warehouse, the primary source for veterans' benefits data and information.

Under a four-year, $37-million contract, Harris will provide the VBA's Office of Performance Analysis and Integrity with technical services for the data warehouse including design, development, enhancement, integration, implementation, maintenance and infrastructure support.

The data warehouse contains data that is used for business intelligence reports for executive managers, business lines, and claims processing teams within the VBA's 57 regional offices. The VBA also uses warehouse data to detect and prevent fraud, perform financial auditing and generate reports to Congress. Harris will provide predictive analytics to help drive new business intelligence capabilities to enhance that process.

"The accuracy and effectiveness of the Enterprise Data Warehouse is essential for improving the claims process at a time when there are a large number of veterans applying for benefits," said Dr. Vishal Agrawal, president, Harris Healthcare Solutions. "Harris is proud to help the VBA to ensure that all of our veterans get the timely support they need."

A nationally recognized leader in clinical connectivity, collaboration, and intelligence solutions, Harris offers a full range of interoperability solutions, including IT infrastructure and management, clinical workflow and analytics, health information exchange, and imaging. Harris solutions improve health-care quality, safety, efficiency, cost and outcomes by ensuring that the right information travels, with security and privacy, to the right person, at the right time, on the right device, at the point of care.

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, Fla., the company has approximately $5.5 billion in annual revenue and roughly 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:

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about the expected value of the program to Harris are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

The Pinkston Group for Harris Healthcare
Sean McCabe, 703-297-4898
Harris Corporation
Jim Burke, 321-727-9131

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