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ManTech to Support Army Medical Center

By William Welsh
Special to The Washington Post
Monday, November 8, 2004; Page E04

ManTech International Corp. of Fairfax won a $19.3 million contract to provide engineering and technical services to Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.

The five-year contract builds on work the company has been doing for the medical center for the past seven years.


Army Spec. Jose Martinez, right, visits burn patient Nicholas Tibbs at Brooke Army Medical Center last fall. Martinez, who was severely burned in Iraq, spends much of his time cheering up other burn victims at the hospital. (Eric Gay -- AP)

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"We are managing their IT infrastructure from their communications and e-mail all of the way up through the networking that makes it possible for their internal systems to operate and communicate," said Dennis Hammer, ManTech's program manager for the Brooke Army Medical Center.

Thirty-eight employees will provide on-site support at the facility.

Under the new contract, which consolidates the medical center's information-technology requirements into a single contract, ManTech will offer assistance with business process improvement that involves software migration and, where appropriate, the use of commercial, off-the-shelf software to achieve those goals, Hammer said.

Brooke Medical Center is the Army's only level-one trauma facility. Through teleconferencing, the center can transmit such clinical data as vital signs, X-rays and patient images between the medical center and the medical facilities it supports.

Brooke Medical Center also has the Army's largest medical diagnostic imaging system, which stores, transmits and digitally displays plain-film, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance and ultrasound images at computer work stations.

The center is part of the Army Medical Command. Eugene C. Renzi, president of ManTech's Defense Systems Group, said: "Providing a service to this command is an honor because it serves our military forces all over the world."

ManTech has provided similar systems engineering and related services for nearby Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base. The company also supports operations at more than a half-dozen Army medical facilities in the United States and abroad.

ManTech has more than 5,500 employees and annual sales of $701.6 million. The company has operations in 35 states and 39 countries around the world.

William Welsh is a staff writer with Washington Technology. For more details on this and other technology contracts, go to www.washingtontechnology.com.


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