ManTech nabs TSA analytic services deal

A new Homeland Security Department contract will focus on monitoring non-U.S. citizens that want to learn how to fly planes.

ManTech International Corp. of Fairfax, Va., won the five-year, $10.5 million contract from the Transportation Security Administration 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 give 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.

ManTech, which has more than 6,000 employees and annual sales of about $1 billion, ranks No. 21 on Washington Technology's 2005 Top 100 list of federal prime contractors.

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Washington Technology.

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