MELBOURNE, Fla. and ST. LOUIS, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Facility provides geospatial data for use by various federal agencies
- Expansion doubles space available for production tasks
- Harris first opened St. Louis office in 2009
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has unveiled its expanded St. Louis facility, which supports programs for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and other federal agencies in the area. Representatives from the NGA and Harris today toured the newly expanded facility and participated in technology demonstrations.
The office, located in the historic Blanke Building at 1310 Papin Street, now has double the space previously available for production of high-resolution, imagery-derived geospatial data. Harris provides imagery processing, feature data extraction, mapping and charting, and production management for the NGA's Global Geospatial-Intelligence (GGI) program. These intelligence products are provided by the NGA to policy makers, military decision makers and warfighters. The products also can be tailored to support civilian federal agencies and select international organizations.
The Harris facility in St. Louis provides independent quality assurance services of geospatial data created by Harris in its Melbourne, Florida production centers. The expanded space will provide additional capacity for geospatial production, data maintenance and "product on demand."
"This expansion will support additional capabilities in production and quality assurance," said Sheldon Fox, group president, Harris Government Communications Systems. "The proximity of this office to the facilities of the NGA and other federal agencies here in St. Louis facilitates collaborative relationships with our customers. We greatly appreciate the support we have received from the local business community since we first opened the office in 2009."
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 $6 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 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 www.harris.com.
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