ManTech announced a $35 million award for the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory Division of Science and Technology (MCWL S&T) to perform research and development of future technologies that can deliver unique systems capabilities to U.S. Marine Corps warfighters. The award was under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center (DoD IAC), Defense Systems Technical Area Task (DS TAT) Multiple Award Contract issued by the Air Force Installation Contracting Agency.
ManTech will identify emerging technologies for reusability, interoperability, scalability, and mapping practical applications of these innovations to priority operational needs. Areas of focus for this 44-month task order will include U.S. Marine Corps Aviation, C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance), cyber, electronic warfare, medical, logistics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and weapons systems. ManTech will also add capability and capacity to MCWL S&T through Additive Manufacturing 3D printing, enabling project managers to modify technologies in close to real-time.
“By defining, measuring, and validating the fit of emerging technologies with combat needs, we are bringing digital to the mission in ways that will advance combat advantage for Marine Corps warfighters,” said Kevin M. Phillips, President and CEO of ManTech. “Our agile approach will deliver the pragmatic results that the MCWL S&T Division seeks, quickly and at lower cost.”
The DoD IAC program operates as a part of Defense Technical Information Center and provides technical data management and research support for DoD and federal government users. Established in the 1940s, the IAC program serves the DoD science & technology (S&T) and acquisition communities to drive innovation and technological developments by enhancing collaboration through integrated scientific and technical information development and dissemination for the DoD and broader S&T community.