Harris to Buy Services Firm Multimax

Government contractor Harris Corp. plans to buy computer-services company Multimax, based in Reston, Va., for $400 million. Harris Corp. has contracts throughout the federal government, including a $600 million contract to provide the U.S. Census Bureau with handheld computers that enumerators will use in the upcoming 2010 census. Multimax has computer services contracts with the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State and other federal agencies.

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