DISA contracts ManTech for T&E support services

3 October 2012 (Last Updated October 3rd, 2012 03:50)

ManTech International has received a contract to provide support services for initiatives of the US Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) Test and Evaluation Executive Office and at the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC).

ManTech International has received a contract to provide support services for initiatives of the US Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) Test and Evaluation Executive Office and at the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC).

Awarded to a total of seven companies, the multiple-award indefinite delivery- indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract has a potential value of $871m and includes a one-year performance period and four one-year options.

ManTech senior vice president and JITC programme manager Wallace Ricks said the company had provided test and evaluation (T&E) support to JITC, for resolution of specific joint and combined interoperability issues, in addition to conducting service-managed developmental, operational, and interoperability T&E activities for more than 20 years.

"The complexity of today's battle space makes the T&E mission an important one, and DISA and JITC testing and interoperability evaluations are key to ensuring an integrated response."

"Since the first joint exercise in 1995, we have completed over 15,000 interoperability tests and participated in deployments around the world, including Iraq, Bosnia, Somalia, Haiti, and post-Hurricanes Ike and Katrina," Ricks added.

ManTech Technical Services Group president and chief operating officer Louis Addeo said: "The complexity of today's battle space makes the T&E mission an important one, and DISA and JITC testing and interoperability evaluations are key to ensuring an integrated response."

Under the contract, the company will provide a broad spectrum of services for testing, scientific, engineering, logistic, administrative, as well as related support for T&E missions.

The services will cover all support aspects, such as the operation and maintenance of test tools, labs, networks and infrastructure, and administrative support cells.

Work under the contract is scheduled to be carried out at DISA and JITC's facilities at Fort Huachuca in Arizona, and Indian Head and Fort Meade in Maryland, US.

The other six awardees include Alion Science and Technology, Science Applications International Corporation, Oberon Associates Incorporated, TASC Incorporated, American Systems and Lockheed Martin.