(FAIRFAX, Va., January 29, 2007) -- ManTech International Corporation (Nasdaq:MANT), a leading provider of innovative technologies and solutions focused on mission-critical national security programs for the Intelligence Community; the departments of Defense, State, Homeland Security and Justice; the Space Community; and other U.S. federal government customers announced it has been awarded the Military Flight Operations Quality Assurance (MFOQA) Acquisition Category IVM program under Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Program Management Office 209.
The competitively awarded, performance-based task order, issued under the SeaPort Enhanced multiple award contract, has a base-year and four option years with a potential value of $39 million. Services to be provided by ManTech include knowledge management, software development, systems engineering, test and evaluation, integrated logistic support, training and management services. Work will be performed at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland.
According to the Navy, MFOQA is a knowledge management process that uses flight data downloaded after every flight to provide the aircrew, the squadron and the fleet with quantitative information regarding aircrew and aircraft performance to improve training, operational readiness and safety. It is the proactive use of aircraft data systems to reduce operational risk. This process will identify human error (a causal factor in 70 to 80 percent of aviation mishaps) on a near real-time basis and provide the tools to measure the effectiveness of intervention strategies.
"We are exceptionally well-qualified for this task given our Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Maturity Level 3 capabilities, and our expertise in knowledge management, software development, and systems engineering," said Kenneth J. Farquhar, President of ManTech Systems Engineering Corporation. "Our defined processes readily support the performance-based work required by the MFOQA program which focuses on providing critical flight data analysis, pos-mission aircrew debriefs, and aircraft maintenance and troubleshooting information to NAVAIR."