ManTech names ex-NRO officer senior VP of advanced tech unit

Deborah Thurman will help oversee program development, business unit performance

ManTech International Corp. has named Deborah Thurman senior vice president and group deputy in the Systems Engineering and Advanced Technology group. She formerly served as senior vice president of contracts responsible for all contract-related functional areas within the company.

In her new role, Thurman will assist group president Terry Ryan in overseeing program development and business unit performance goals, the company said in an announcement Sept. 8.

Thurman spent more than 24 years on active duty with the Air Force, providing support to various weapons systems programs, including the B-52, F-16 and Tri-Service Standoff Attack Missile. Thurman is a Vietnam veteran and also served tours in the Pentagon and the White House.

Her last Air Force assignment before retiring in 1997 was as a contracting officer at the National Reconnaissance Office supporting research and development and operational systems.

ManTech’s Systems Engineering and Advanced Technology group provides integrated solutions to customers including the NRO, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, and Homeland Security Department.

ManTech International, of Fairfax, Va., ranks No. 22 on Washington Technology’s 2011 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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