ManTech International Corp. won a two-year, $19 million contract to support the information systems at the Justice Department's National Drug Intelligence Center, which gathers and distributes data on illegal drug activities.

Under the contract, ManTech of Fairfax will provide intelligence and technical support, integrate and format documents for dissemination by the center's information system, and provide administrative support and training for agents. The contract, which is for one year and one option year, came after a new competition for an award previously held by ManTech.

The National Drug Intelligence Center of Johnstown, Pa., is the country's main hub for domestic drug counterintelligence. Its information system collects, documents and disseminates records on drug trafficking from all over the country and makes them available to federal law enforcement organizations.

By collecting and consolidating records from multiple sources, the intelligence center is "piecing together the puzzles to form a complete picture of what's going on in the drug world," said Eugene C. Renzi, ManTech's senior executive vice president and president of the company's defense systems group.

The center's records contain personal identification data and other information that help law enforcement agencies and intelligence agencies with counter-drug enforcement. The information support system also maintains the center's administrative data.

ManTech, which provides technologies and solutions focused on mission-critical national security programs to the federal government, has supported the National Drug Intelligence Center since 1996, when the original contract was awarded. Because of the nature of the company's work there, Renzi said he could not give details about the results of ManTech's services for the center.

ManTech employs about 6,000 people and had $842.4 million of revenue in 2004. Its other federal government clients include the Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, and State Departments.

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

Eugene C. Renzi is president of the ManTech defense systems group.