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March 8, 2016
Harris Corporation becomes a Principal Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium

8 March 2016 — The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is pleased to announce that long-time member Harris Corporation has raised its membership from Technical to Principal level.

As a Principal Member, Harris Corporation will participate in OGC’s Planning Committee to provide leadership to the OGC through the exploration of market and technology trends relevant to OGC’s mission to assure that OGC’s activities remain effective and agile in a changing technology environment. Further, in this Planning Committee role, Harris Corporation will participate in final approval decisions for all OGC standards and elections to the Board of Directors.

“The Harris Corporation has been a member of the OGC continuously since 1996 – active in the development of open standards and related interoperability best practices in support of its customers and partners worldwide,” said Mark Reichardt, President and CEO of the OGC. “We are excited that they have expanded their leadership role as a Principal member to advance the market and policy direction of the consortium.”

“At Harris, geospatial solutions that help our customers solve critical mission and business problems is at the core of everything we do.” said Richard Cooke, vice president and general manager of Geospatial Solutions. “The work undertaken by OGC enables our solutions by creating open standards that drive information sharing and interoperability, which we are committed to working with the OGC to advance.”

About Harris Corporation

Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving our customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports customers in more than 125 countries, has approximately $8 billion in annual revenue and 22,000 employees worldwide. The company is organized into four business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems, Electronic Systems, and Critical Networks. Visit Harris Corporation’s website at

About the OGC

The OGC is an international consortium of more than 515 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC standards support interoperable solutions that “geo-enable” the Web, wireless and location based services, and mainstream IT. OGC standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website at

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