Harris Corporation Opens Two New Facilities in Washington DC Area

Oct. 2, 2008

WASHINGTON , Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has moved into two new facilities in the Washington, DC area to handle its ongoing expansion and to provide better proximity to its growing base of U.S. government customers. Harris, ranked among the top 25 government contractors, has 1,500 employees in the metropolitan DC area dedicated to supporting vital national security, defense and civil programs.

The company recently moved its business development, government relations and public affairs staff from Alexandria, Virginia into a 14,000-square-foot suite of offices on Maryland Avenue at the L'Enfant Plaza metro stop in Washington, D.C. The location provides the staff closer proximity to the numerous government departments and agencies that it services, as well as to Capitol Hill. The new Harris facility features encrypted wireless access, state-of-the-art video and display conference facilities, two multi-media customer briefing centers, and a roof top deck.

In addition, Harris has consolidated its IT Services headquarters in a new facility at 12000 Atlantic Blvd. in Dulles, Virginia -- eight miles north of Washington Dulles International Airport. The new 50,000-square-foot facility is an environmentally friendly office space that incorporates several substantive waste reduction and energy conservation practices.

"Harris is expanding its presence in the Washington, DC area as part of our ongoing commitment to the U.S. government departments and agencies that we serve," said Peter Challan , vice president of Government Relations for Harris. "For more than 40 years, we have been a leading supplier of communications and information systems to the U.S. government, and today support nearly 300 diverse government programs -- ranging from modernizing communications and IT systems for the U.S. Census Bureau to upgrading the FAA's communications network and providing avionics for the F-35 Lightning II."

Along with expanding service to its customer base, Harris and its employees are also playing an increased role in communities around the beltway by donating hundreds of thousands of dollars and hundreds of volunteer hours to the area's educational, philanthropic and cultural organizations including Fisher House for military families, Our Military Kids, Pentagon Memorial Fund, American Red Cross, George Washington University, American University, University of Maryland, Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, The Virginia High Tech Partnership, Project Northstar: Empowering Children, Through Education, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Special Olympics Virginia, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, United Way of Western Montgomery County , The Women's Center, DC Self Defense Karate Association, The Coast Guard Scholarship Fund and others.

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 annual revenue of $5.3 billion and 16,500 employees -- including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications(R); products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

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