On Friday, ManTech International announced that it was awarded a contract from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide a full range of program management support services to the nation’s Secure Border Initiative (SBI). The indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contract has a base-year and two option years and a total potential value of $98.8 million.
Under the terms of the contract, ManTech will support the DHS Customs and Border Protection (CBP), SBI Program Office, whose mission is to promote border security strategies that protect against and prevent terrorist attacks and other transnational crimes. The SBI Program Office coordinates DHS efforts to ensure the legal entry and exit of people and goods moving across our borders and the enforcement of immigration, customs, and agriculture laws at our borders, within the country, and abroad. They also manage the development, deployment, and integration of SBI acquisition programs. ManTech will support SBI program management activities which may include systems engineering, operational requirements, integrated logistics, environmental planning, and budget and financial management.
“SBI’s charter to enhance border security and to manage the development, deployment, and integration of border technology solutions is a mission-critical and highly complex task. SBI must identify operational needs and requirements, develop new capabilities, and deploy an effective mix of new and commercially available technologies and systems, ” said company president and COO Larry Prior. “ManTech has extensive experience successfully applying systems engineering to complex development, acquisition, and operational programs for the military services, DARPA, NASA, DHS and other federal government agencies. We are committed to the success of the SBI Program Office as we apply these systems engineering skills in support of CBP and DHS.”