50 Years on, ManTech Stays Strong With a Dedication to Veterans
Delivering information technology and technical services earned ManTech $840 million in federal contracts in FY18, landing it at #77 on the BGOV200.
When ManTech was founded by George F. Pedersen in 1968, the company had a single contract with the U.S. Navy. Marking its 50th anniversary in 2018, it celebrated its growth into a $2.1 billion enterprise that works with every branch of the military, all key intelligence agencies, and a number of federal civilian agencies, including DOD, HHS, and the FBI.
Founder and Executive Chairman Pedersen, still at the helm, navigated the business to organic revenue growth of 9% in 2018. The firm won significant work with a variety of agencies, including a 10-year, $959 million single-award contract to provide managed services and secured enterprise IT to a major DOD agency, and a $669 million award to support the core cybersecurity systems used by Department of Homeland Security and many other agencies.
2018 also saw the launch of ManTech Labs, where the company develops new solutions in its core capabilities: cyber, data collection and analysis, enterprise IT, and systems and software engineering.
ManTech leadership identifies a focus on the company’s 8,000+ employees, especially its commitment to U.S. military veterans, as a key to its success. Military veterans make up 47% of the company’s workforce. In 2018, Monster.com named ManTech the “Best Company for Veterans” for the third consecutive year.
“Veterans come to the job with an ingrained commitment to the mission of national and homeland security,” says company spokesperson James Crawford. “Veterans are so important to us that we work with them many months before they begin the transition to civilian life, providing onboarding programs that help them take this major step.”
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