Tag: Harris Corporation

Drew WilsonMay 24, 2018

Holland & Knight reeled in up to $740,000 in lobbying fees during the first three months of the year, which included 2018 Legislative Session. Newly filed compensation reports show the firm earned between $250,000 and $490,000 lobbying the Legislature and another $100,000 to $250,000 lobbying the Governor and Cabinet. Using the median number reported for […]

Drew WilsonMay 21, 2018

Newly filed compensation reports show boutique lobbying firm Adams St. Advocates with a healthy haul for the first three months of the year. The two-person shop run by Claudia Davant and Rebecca E. Roman had 19 clients for the reporting period, which included the 2018 Legislative Session. Lobbyists are required to report compensation from their […]

Jim RosicaApril 23, 2018

A month after losing a contract for the state’s first responder radio system, Harris Corp. has filed a public records lawsuit in Tallahassee. The Melbourne-based company filed its complaint last week. It seeks an “expedited hearing” after it asked for information that its competitor, Motorola Solutions, says is covered by a “trade secrets” exemption. The state on March […]

Drew WilsonApril 3, 2018

Harris Corp. said it’s challenging a recent state contract that would see Motorola Solutions build the replacement to the Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System. The state announced on March 14 that it would go with Motorola over Harris, which had held the contract since September 2000. “We already submitted our intent to protest on [March 20],” […]

Peter SchorschApril 7, 2017

Last week, the federal government awarded AT&T with the coveted FirstNet contract to build and manage the next-generation federal public safety communications network. This week, unsealed court records shed added light on the reason federal officials sided with AT&T and Motorola Solutions and not rivals Rivada Mercury and Melbourne-based Harris Corporation. Documents outline a series […]

Peter SchorschJanuary 26, 2017

Only two words are needed to describe Harris Corporation’s latest online ad, which appears on a variety of sites, including that of the Tallahassee Democrat. Downright creepy. Harris is clearly trying to sway lawmakers to its side. It’s just that they may be using the wrong strategy. Not that the Melbourne-based telecommunications firm has been noticeably […]

Ryan RayMarch 15, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott declared his plan to lay waste to nearly 300 projects amounting to some $256 million with a preemptive announcement on Tuesday. Among the roughly $82 billion in funding items left standing: a controversial appropriation of $7 million to refresh the state’s stock of radio equipment for state law enforcement agents. The radio money making the cut […]

Drew WilsonMarch 11, 2016

Florida lawmakers went back and forth on funding for new police radios in their $82.3 billion budget, eventually deciding to fork over $7 million for the new equipment to current supplier Harris Corp. The communications company couldn’t be more pleased that lawmakers ended up “putting the safety of first responders and Floridians first,” according to […]


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