Harris Corporation

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Company: Harris Corporation, Melbourne, FL
Company Description: 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 $5.4 billion and 16,000 employees. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services.
Nomination Category: Company Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Best Overall Company of the Year

Nomination Title: Harris Corporation

Tell the story about what this nominated company achieved since January 1 2008 (up to 500 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms. Be sure to mention obstacles overcome, innovations or discoveries made, and outcomes:

Harris technology does some amazing things – HDTV in the home – satellite
communication systems – tactical radios on the ground and at sea – avionics in
flight – instant replay for the NFL’s televised games. The range of technology
we produce is as diverse as the people creating them. In a world increasingly
reliant upon communications and IT capabilities, Harris has become the clear
leader in delivering high-reliability solutions to address the most difficult
problems.

As a corporation, Harris has established an enviable record of growth over the
past five years. In this tough economic climate, our organic revenue growth,
excluding the contribution from acquisitions, was a strong 13 percent last
fiscal year. Our strong momentum has continued in both the first and second
quarters this fiscal year, with increases in revenue year-over-year for both
quarters.

Harris has recently expanded our business in to two critical markets –
healthcare and cybersecurity. We created our Healthcare Solutions business to
bring proprietary IT capabilities—including imaging and digital content
management—to hospitals and other healthcare systems to help advance medical
treatments, reduce costs, and, ultimately, save patients’ lives. Harris is
committed to improving health outcomes through Enterprise Intelligence by
assuring critical medical information is delivered with security and privacy
to the right person, on the right device at the point of care.

While Cyber and Information Assurance is a new growth initiative for Harris,
we’ve been in the business of building multilayer security into our network
and information systems offerings for decades. In partnership with the Florida
Institute of Technology, we have established the Harris Institute for Assured
Information which will focus on developing advanced solutions to help solve
the global information security problem. Our Cyber and IA business will pull
together the broad and deep cybersecurity and IA capabilities within Harris,
combine them with new R&D capabilities at the Institute, and apply these
resources to better serve current customers and expanding addressable markets.

The same people that create these amazing solutions also realize that being a
trusted neighbor and community asset is a critical component to our business
success. Harris has always been a very active participant in the communities
where we have facilities, not just as a major employer, but also as a leader
in local charities, education and cultural activities. In our fiscal year
2008, Harris and the Harris Foundation (our 501c3 organization) contributed
over $3.9 million and our employees volunteered over 65,000 hours to
charitable and educational initiatives. Harris and our employees were honored
to receive the 2008 Corporate Citizenship Award for Corporate Stewardship from
the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Business Civic Leadership Center.

At Harris, our employees have the freedom to explore new ideas and work with
cutting-edge technology while making an impact in both the local community and
the world at large. This unique juxtaposition of doing good in the community
while doing well as a business makes us a great overall company.

List hyperlinks to any online news stories, press releases, or other documents that support the claims made in the section above. IMPORTANT: Begin each link with http://, and enclose each link in square brackets; for example, [http://www.youraddress.com]:

Harris Corporation Added to S&P 500 Stock Index (September 22, 2008)
http://www.harris.com/view_pressrelease.asp?act=lookup&pr_id=2543

Harris Corporation Fourth Quarter Revenue Grows 19%; Net Income Increases 39%;
Non-GAAP Net Income Increases 30% (August 05, 2008)
http://www.harris.com/view_pressrelease.asp?act=lookup&pr_id=2497

Harris Corporation Delivers Initial Release of Enterprise Intelligence
Services Capability for Nationwide Health Information Network CONNECT
(February 2, 2009)
http://www.govcomm.harris.com/news/view_pressrelease.asp?act=lookup&pr_id=2619

McAfee, Inc. and Harris Corporation Bring Threat Data to Life For Cyber
Mission Management and Assurance (March 18, 2009)
http://www.harris.com/view_pressrelease.asp?act=lookup&pr_id=2651

Harris Corporation Named One of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune
Magazine (March 09, 2009_
http://www.harris.com/view_pressrelease.asp?act=lookup&pr_id=2647

Harris Corporation Named Top 100 Employer of the Class of 2009 by THE BLACK
COLLEGIAN Magazine (February 26, 2009)
http://www.harris.com/view_pressrelease.asp?act=lookup&pr_id=2642

Harris Corporation Receives Corporate Citizenship Award from U.S. Chamber of
Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (November 19, 2008)
http://www.harris.com/view_pressrelease.asp?act=lookup&pr_id=2592

Harris Corporation Named One of Top 50 Military-Friendly Employers for 2008 by
G.I. Jobs Magazine (November 12, 2008)
http://www.harris.com/view_pressrelease.asp?act=lookup&pr_id=2585

Habitat for Humanity of Brevard Presents Harris Corporation with President's
Volunteer Service Award (July 31, 2008)
http://www.harris.com/view_pressrelease.asp?act=lookup&pr_id=2496

Harris Corporation CEO Howard L. Lance Receives 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year
Award (June 9, 2008)
http://www.harris.com/view_pressrelease.asp?act=lookup&pr_id=2464

Provide a brief (up to 100 words) biography about the leader of this nominated company:

Howard Lance is chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer
of Harris Corporation. Appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the
National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, he also serves on the
Board of Directors of several US companies, organizations and associations. He
earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Bradley
University, and a Master of Science degree in management from the Krannert
School of Management at Purdue University. Through acquisitions and divergence
in to new markets, Lance has been willing to take risks so Harris continues as
a global leader in our industry.