ITKO Announces Partnership with Harris Corporation to Drive Continuous Quality and Agility for DoD and Federal Government Programs

DALLAS, TX, October 13, 2009 -- ITKO today announces a strategic partner agreement with Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), a Fortune 200 international communications and information technology company, to provide automated enterprise testing, validation and virtualization solutions for Harris's Defense and Federal Program businesses. With this agreement, Harris will deliver higher quality and more collaborative command and control systems, net-centric operation centers, and core enterprise services to its broad government customer base with greater confidence and trust.

"Ensuring quality and agility in federated software architectures represents a significant challenge, particularly for mission critical systems that require speed, accuracy, and dynamic adaptability to changing needs," said Bill Elliott, Program Manager, Battlespace Programs for Harris Defense Programs. "Our partnership with ITKO will enable Harris to deliver new software capabilities faster and with higher reliability, while providing critical governance oversight, policy enforcement, and continuous validation capabilities necessary to ensure that application quality keeps pace with a complex, rapidly evolving environment."

ITKO's LISA product suite has achieved success with a wide variety of commercial and federal customers by helping them adapt to complexity and change in modern distributed applications. LISA enables these customers to enforce quality and collaboration across the software lifecycle, shorten their release cycles, and eliminate critical development and testing constraints through virtual test environments. LISA also provides continuous validation capabilities that build trust and reliability across federated operational systems through continual verification of functional and systems outcomes, most often in combination with existing policy enforcement and SOA governance infrastructures.

"DoD and large Federal agency customers have found that to deliver new capabilities faster to the warfighter or the end-user in a complex, net-centric environment, they need to have complete and continuous automated testing integrated into their software lifecycle and key governance processes," said John Michelsen, Founder and Chief Scientist, ITKO. "By enabling our customers to deliver new capabilities with greater confidence, visibility, and traceability, they are seeing the benefits of improved trust and collaboration across disparate operational groups. The end result is a more responsive and reliable system that can deliver higher quality capabilities faster."

This strategic partner agreement with Harris follows a long tradition of ITKO's successful delivery of Federal government testing, validation and virtualization solutions for implementations ranging from virtual interoperability test beds to mission critical command and control systems. For more information on LISA, please visit

About ITKO, a CA Technologies company

ITKO, a CA Technologies company, optimizes composite application lifecycles. Our LISA service virtualization and validation software increases the agility of developing and delivering complex and cloud-based applications to market faster, while shifting quality left to eliminate costly constraints and defects in an environment of constant change. ITKO solutions eliminate software dependencies, decrease release times, and increase the reliability of composite applications that leverage cloud computing, SOA, BPM, integration suites and ESBs. ITKO's global customers include 5 of the top 6 Fortune 500 commercial banks, 5 of the top 6 Fortune 500 telecommunications firms as well as leading firms in insurance, travel, retail, utilities and government agencies. For more information, visit

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