TJ Westlake, teamed with Harris Corporation, awarded $196 Million Department of State Consular Affairs contract

TJ Westlake, LLC teamed with Harris Corporation has been awarded a $196.5 Million Department of State Consular Affairs IT Services Contract

WASHINGTON, DC, October 29, 2009 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a five-year contract to support the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs in delivering critical services to U.S. citizens domestically and overseas, and facilitate foreign visitors travelling to the United States. This five-year contract, a base year plus four one-year options, is valued at $196.5 million and will extend through 2013.

Under the contract, Harris will support the Department of State’s Information Technology (IT) by providing installation, training, help desk and information technology services in support of 270 domestic and international consular operations. In addition, this contract includes work from Harris Corporation’s Department of State, Consular System Support — Bureau of Consular Affairs agreement as well as work from other contracts including Department of State Passport Support. Consular operations include embassies and consulates plus passport agencies that provide support to American citizens, immigrant visa and non-immigrant visa applications.

Harris will provide a range of activities from assisting with newly-emerging mission critical requirements to supporting routine administrative needs. Support services include shipping and installing equipment and applications; training; on-site system administration, configuration management and repair; technology upgrades; as well as help desk support and related services. The Harris team has been providing support to the Department of State for more than 10 years.

“Harris will leverage over 12 years of experience supporting the Bureau of Consular Affairs to ensure this project exceeds expectations,” said Wayne Lucernoni, vice president, Civil Federal Operations, Harris IT Services. “We are proud to have a key role in helping the Bureau issue and adjudicate visas — and in that capacity, help safeguard the security of U.S. borders.”

Members of the Harris team include Stanley Associates, Inc.; Apptis, Inc.; Mantech International Corporation; System Sciences Corporation International; Worldwide Information Network Systems, Inc.; Access Systems, Inc.; Acuity, Inc.; Array Information Technology, Inc.; Electronic Consulting Services, Inc.; Navigation Arts, LLC; Primescape Solutions, Inc.; and TJ Westlake LLC.

Harris IT Services is a leading provider of mission-critical IT and communications services and support to defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and commercial customers. With over 3,000 professionals performing to the highest industry standards at locations worldwide, Harris IT Services offers essential past performance, proven technical expertise, and innovative solutions in supporting large-scale IT programs that encompass the full technology lifecycle. The organization’s distributed workforce, present in all 50 states, and extensive experience in performance-based contracting and managed IT services, combine to deliver best-value results to our customers.

About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 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

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Sleighton Meyer
Harris Government Communications Systems