Ship maintenance

ManTech wins IT contract to support US Navy ship maintenance

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified the location of Portsmouth Dockyard. It is located in Maine.

WASHINGTON — ManTech has won an $87 million contract for computer work on the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command’s ship maintenance mission, the company announced July 22.

Under the five-year contract, ManTech will support the Navy’s Maritime Maintenance Enterprise Solution, or NMMES, operated 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 cost-effective software development cycle times, accelerating access for maintenance activities to the highest quality, high-tech solutions with better leverage on a vast library of data”, says the press release.

“ManTech will improve the quality, integration and efficiency of the NMMES architecture to improve ship maintenance operations and improve readiness for the Navy’s most critical surface and subsea platforms,” ​​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, agile DevSecOps 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 awarded under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center Multi-Award Contract Vehicle, which is awarded by the Army Installation Contracting Center air for his work with various military organizations.

Andrew Eversden covered all defense technologies for C4ISRNET. Previously, he reported on federal IT and cybersecurity for the Federal Times and Fifth Domain, and worked as a congressional reporter for the Texas Tribune. He was also an intern in Washington for the Durango Herald. Andrew is a graduate of American University.