State Department Beefs Up Security at Embassies
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. "This is about protecting lives," said Daniel Keefe, president and chief operating officer of ManTech’s Mission Solutions & Services Group. "We are eager to support the Office of Security Technology in order to meet the needs of Diplomatic Security and protect personnel life safety and security while keeping pace with new and evolving threats." The State Department operates more than 275 posts outside the continental United States. ManTech will help reduce vulnerability and ensure a safe working environment for U.S. government employees, Foreign Service nationals, and other agency personnel assigned to or visiting a post.