Joint Strike Fighter security services deal goes to Mantech

The Air Force has chosen Mantech International Corp. to provide an array of security services related to the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program under a newly awarded contract. The one-year deal has four option years and a potential value of $27.5 million.

Under the contract, ManTech of Fairfax, Va., will perform physical security, information security, anti-tamper and technology assessment. The company also will handle certification and accreditation, foreign disclosure and systems security engineering.

In the course of the work, the contracting staff also will produce vulnerability assessments and help define a risk management process that balances, for example, the need for access to highly classified materials against the risk of inadvertent disclosure or the compromise of critical technologies.

JSF is the next-generation strike fighter that will be used by the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps and eight U.S. allies.

William Welsh is the deputy editor of Government Computer News' sister publication Washington Technology.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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