The U.S. Department of State has tapped ManTech International Corporation to improve the safety and security of diplomats and staff at posts around the world. Under the $816 million contract, the Reston, Virginia-based company will provide a range of electronic and physical security countermeasure programs to safeguard personnel supporting the State Department’s mission, both overseas and domestic. Unique for its range of scope and the span of engineering and technology innovations deployed, the multi-year agreement designates ManTech to deliver omnipresent, round-the-clock technical security in an era of rising terrorist threats, the company indicated.
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Rear Adm. Samuel Perez Jr., USN, will be assigned deputy assistant secretary, plans, programs and operations, Department of State, Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Department of State is hosting its first-ever Youth TechCamp in the Pacific region later this month. Coordinated in conjunction with Pasifika Nexus and the University of the South Pacific, Youth TechCamp Fiji will offer six days of training to as many as 300 youths from various Pacific islands. Local and international technology experts from the fields of digital content creation, mobile applications and social activism will participate as well. Organizers aim to enable future leaders from the region to contribute to policy development, encourage local content creation and leverage connection technologies in positive ways.