Harris Corporation has been awarded a one-year IT services contract for the US Air Force IME business solutions software development support programme.

The $7m contract is for the headquarters air force information management enterprise (HAF-IME) business solutions software development services support programme.

A Harris-led team, which includes Ascentium, ATS Corporation, Capability Plus Solutions and IndigoIT, will carry out the work.

The work will include business process engineering, enterprise architecture, requirements management, graphical user interface design, technical writing, software engineering, software test management and systems administration.

Under the terms of the agreement, the team will provide on-site technical services for new and existing software development within HAF-IME.

The HAF-IME business solutions group supports senior decision-makers, including the secretary of the air force, air force staff and other organisations within the national capital region.

Harris was awarded the current task order under the network-centric solutions (NETCENTS) contract, as part of a five-year, $9bn acquisition initiative.

The NETCENTS initiative delivers interoperability and the constant evolution of the best technology and solutions to the air force, department of defence and other federal agencies in the US.

The HAF assists the secretary of the air force and the chief of staff of the air force to conduct the affairs of the department of the air force.

HAF supports the air force’s mission to defend the US, by developing policies, plans and programmes, establishing requirements and providing resources.