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After $700M Florida deal, is Harris Corp. looking to sell its government radio business?

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Harris Corp. is casting doubt on the future of its public-sector business in Florida after reports emerged of plans to sell one of its key satellite communications companies. Last month, the Melbourne-based communications firm announced it would sell CapRock Communications to SpeedCast International Ltd. for an estimated $425 million. According to, Harris explained to investors earlier this year that a sharp maritime revenue decline is expected to continue, with a 25 percent revenue drop expected in next year despite…

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Court rejects AT&T appeal over $360M state contract

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AT&T Corp. on Friday lost its appeal over a contract potentially worth $360 million that went to competitor Harris Corp. to provide phone and internet service to the State of Florida. A unanimous panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal affirmed the decision of the Department of Management Services (DMS) to award the contract to a wholly owned subsidiary of Harris. Friday’s opinion — by Chief Judge Clay Roberts and Judges T. Kent Wetherell II and Ross Bilbrey — declined to reverse the department’s decision and order…

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Out of AT&T vs. Harris, Florida sued once again over handling of public records

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Two telecommunications companies contend in a new lawsuit that the administration of Gov. Rick Scott is flouting the state’s public records law. The lawsuit is an outgrowth of a dispute over a nearly $400 million state contract the Scott administration recently awarded to a subsidiary of Florida-based Harris Corp. AT&T and a contractor working with them allege in the lawsuit filed late Thursday that the state agency handling the contract is refusing to turn over emails and documents provided to…

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