(Source: Harris Corporation)
12:00 AM, October 23, 2008
WASHINGTON --- Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a $60 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to continue work under the first-year option for the Network and Space Operations and Maintenance (NSOM) program.>> The NSOM program contains a six-month base contract and six one-year options that bring the potential overall value to $405 million over six-and-a-half-years. Harris, which was awarded the NSOM contract in January 2008, provides operations and maintenance support to the 50th Space Wing's Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) at locations around the world.>> The AFSCN, based in Colorado Springs, is a global, continuously operational network of ground stations, operational control nodes, and communications links that support launch, and command and control of various space programs managed by the Department of Defense and other national security space organizations. It is responsible for providing readiness, launch, early orbit/on-orbit support, and anomaly resolution for a variety of military satellite constellations including GPS, Milstar and DSCS.>> "The Harris team delivered high levels of operations, maintenance and service performance during the NSOM base year, and we're very pleased to be able to continue supporting one of our nation's most critical systems," said Ted Hengst, president of Harris IT Services. "We are proud to partner with 50th Space Wing.">> The Harris-led NSOM team is comprised of Lockheed Martin Information Technology, Faith Enterprises Incorporated, ASRC Aerospace, Arctic Slope World Services, Nortel Government Solutions, and Gunther Douglas.