ManTech to support US Army’s Distributed Common Ground System

8 November 2019 (Last Updated November 8th, 2019 09:17)

ManTech has received a $132m task order from the US Army to integrate software for the US Army’s Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS-A) Family of Systems (FoS).

ManTech has received a $132m task order from the US Army to integrate software for the US Army’s Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS-A) Family of Systems (FoS).

The five-year award includes the provision of full lifecycle software and systems engineering.

The order was awarded by the US Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) Software Engineering Center (SEC), Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors Directorate (IEW&SD), and Intelligence Support Division (ISD).

ManTech Mission Solutions and Services (MSS) Group president Matt Tait said: “Under this new five-year $132m task order, ManTech will advance warfighters’ access to mission-critical intelligence at the tactical edge, securely, reliably and at speed.

“By bringing digital to the mission, we help ensure the success and safety of American troops for the full range of ground and air support scenarios, whether on the battlefield, in special ops, or in-close monitoring of hostile forces.”

Under the contract, the company will provide services in support of the SEC mission.

The services will include software integration and build services, configuration management, cybersecurity, verification and validation, infrastructure and logistics services.

Under the sustainment support effort, the company will provide maintenance for DCGS-A FoS post-deployment and post-production software sustainment (PDDS/PPSS).

The software platforms will include Counter Intelligence/Human Intelligence Automated Reporting and Collection System (CHARCS), Tactical Intelligence Ground Station (TGS), and Machine Foreign Language Translation System (MFLTS).

In 2015, ManTech won a contract to provide support to the army’s DCGS-A programmes of record modernisation effort.

DCGS-A provides military intelligence for multiple US military branches. The system caters to the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) needs of commanders.

It is used to process and disseminate ISR information from battalion to echelons.