TSA analytic services deal goes to ManTech

A new contract between the Homeland Security Department's Transportation Security Administration and ManTech International Corp. of Fairfax, Va., will enable the government to more closely monitor non-U.S. citizens who want to learn how to fly planes.

TSA awarded ManTech the five-year, $10.5 million contract to provide analytic services for the vetting of non-U.S. citizens who request flight training in the United States.

TSA's Alien Flight School Program is designed to keep terrorists from receiving pilot training from flight schools. As a prerequisite to flight training, non-U.S. citizens must submit to TSA fingerprints, biographical information, including full name, passport and visa information, as well as training specifics, such as the type of aircraft the candidate seeks to operate.

ManTech professionals will assist TSA in reviewing alien candidate applications and will work with a variety of databases to cross-reference and characterize potential risks.

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Federal Computer Week.

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