Harris Corporation’s Dale Meyerrose to Speak at Cyberspace Symposium In Louisiana

June 8, 2009

First Intelligence Community CIO Views Focus On Cyberspace As a National Imperative

WASHINGTON and MELBOURNE, Fla., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Dale Meyerrose, the first CIO for the National Intelligence Community and now vice president and general manager for Cyberspace Solutions at Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), will deliver a keynote address at the “Collaboration in Cyberspace” symposium to be held June 16-18 at the Shreveport Convention Center in Louisiana. The event is sponsored by the Cyber Innovation Center, provisional Air Force Cyber Command, AFCEA (Arklatex Chapter), and is co-sponsored by Electronic Systems Center (CIC).

Meyerrose, a strong advocate of the need to make cyberspace a trusted domain for both government and private sectors, will speak on the topic “Thinking About Cyberspace Globally” at 10:30 a.m. central time on June 18. He believes cyberspace must be a national priority, complete with a staffed office headed by a respected leader who works with the President and his closest advisors.

“Cyberspace is indispensable to modern society and an integral part of our global economy. The time has come for us to have a serious public discourse about it,” said Meyerrose. “We can’t afford to continue a business as usual approach.”

Meyerrose, who is also a retired Air Force Maj. Gen., joins other distinguished speakers scheduled to address the symposium, including George Kurtz, senior vice president and general manager, McAfee; John Stewart, chief security officer, CISCO; Bill Bryan, deputy assistant secretary for Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration, U.S. Department of Energy; and Harry Raduege Jr. of the Deloitte Center for Network Innovation. Speakers from the military community include provisional Air Force Cyber Command head Maj. Gen. William Lord; Gen Robert Kehler commander Air Force Space Command; 8th Air Force commander Lt. Gen. Robert J. Elder Jr.; and Navy Vice Adm. H. Denby Starling II, commander, Naval Network Warfare Command.

A world leader in cyber security, Harris has been using state-of-the-art technology assessment techniques and architecture engineering for decades to define and operate secure networks supporting nationally critical programs. Harris currently supports three of the nation’s largest secure networks, including the FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure, the National Reconnaissance Office network, and the Navy Marine Corps Intranet.

The company’s technology countermeasures and monitoring capabilities proactively safeguard vital information assets supporting the missions of U.S. military, intelligence, transportation, and commerce customers. Harris recently expanded its cyber security capabilities with the acquisition of Crucial Security, Inc., a premier provider of cyberspace solutions for law enforcement and intelligence agencies. In addition, Harris recently signed an agreement with McAfee, the world’s largest dedicated enterprise security technology company, to resell their products and technical services to the federal government.

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 billion and 15,000 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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