Fixed: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified the location of the Portsmouth Shipyard. It is located in Maine.
WASHINGTON – ManTech has been awarded an $ 87 million contract for computer work on the ship maintenance mission of the US Naval Sea Systems Command, the company said on July 22.
As part of the five-year contract, ManTech will support the Navy’s Marine Maintenance Enterprise Solution, or NMMES, managed by NAVSEA. ManTech will provide the command with research, development and engineering of advanced computer software, according to a press release.
The defense contractor “will accelerate profitable software development cycle times, accelerating maintenance activities’ access to the highest quality high-tech solutions with greater leverage over a large data library”, indicates the press release.
“ManTech will improve the quality, integration and efficiency of the NMMES architecture to improve vessel maintenance operations and improve readiness for the Navy’s most critical surface and submarine platforms,” said said Andy Twomey, executive vice president of ManTech and general manager of the defense sector.
The executive added that the solutions include robotic process automation, DevSecOps agile software modeling and artificial intelligence-automated cybersecurity.
NNMES is a computer system used for ship repair at its four public shipyards: Norfolk, Virginia; Portsmouth, Maine; Puget Sound, Washington; and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
The award was presented as part of the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center Multi-Contract Vehicle, which is awarded by the Air Force Installation Contracting Center for work with various military organizations.
Andrew Eversden covers all defense technologies for C4ISRNET. He previously reported on Federal IT and Cyber Security for Federal Times and Fifth Domain, and worked as a Congressional Reporting Officer for the Texas Tribune. He was also an intern in Washington for the Durango Herald. Andrew graduated from the American University.