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Harris Corporation’s John Shipley Honored by U.S. National Reconnaissance Office with Prestigious ‘Pioneer Award’

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Harris Corporation’s John Shipley Honored by U.S. National Reconnaissance Office with Prestigious ‘Pioneer Award’

Harris Corporation’s John Shipley Honored by U.S. National Reconnaissance Office with Prestigious ‘Pioneer Award’

MELBOURNE, Fla. & WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Shipley, Ph.D., senior scientist for the Space Systems business of Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), has received the prestigious U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Pioneer Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the discipline of national reconnaissance. It was presented to Dr. Shipley February 3 during a special ceremony at NRO headquarters in Chantilly, Virginia.

“John Shipley’s work has contributed greatly to our company’s market leadership in this area, and to the security of our country”

The NRO recognized Dr. Shipley because he “…pioneered the concept development, architectural approach, and initial system definition that led to the successful development of a revolutionary NRO collection asset. His unique beam-forming design led to proven on-orbit performance and critical collections that have exceeded expectations.”

Dr. Shipley joined Harris in 1979. During his career, he has received numerous awards and holds 10 patents. In 2000, he was named a Harris Fellow – the company’s highest recognition for engineering achievement. Dr. Shipley is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Florida. He received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

"John Shipley’s work has contributed greatly to our company’s market leadership in this area, and to the security of our country,” said Kent Buchanan, Harris’ Chief Technology Officer and vice president of engineering for the Harris Government Communications Systems business. “We are particularly proud that his contributions have been recognized by our valued customer, the NRO.”

A high-resolution photo is available: John Shipley

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 approximately $6 billion of annual revenue and about 17,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

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