FAIRFAX, Va. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 12, 2009 — ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ: MANT) announced today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has formally accepted a new system that revolutionizes how NOAA produces its national suite of nautical charts. This system - Nautical Chart System II (NCS II) - represents a technological leap forward in creating the charts that mariners need to bring people and goods safely and efficiently through America’s oceans and coasts.
In 2004, NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey partnered with ManTech to develop an integrated production system for NOAA charts. ManTech engaged in requirements analysis and vendor trade study/ selection activities to identify the best alternative to meet NOAA needs for an integrated commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solution. The ArcGIS 9.3 Nautical solution was selected, an offering from Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI), a known leader in geographic information system (GIS) solutions.
ManTech lead the integration activities and worked with NOAA and ESRI to enhance the functional capability of the COTS solution to align with the needs of the NOAA Hydrographic Office community. ManTech also lead efforts working with NOAA to develop and implement workflows and system interfaces required to integrate the COTS solution into a system capable of meeting NOAA Hydrographic Office production line requirements for efficient chart source data application, review and product publishing.
In February 2009, NOAA, ManTech and ESRI, reached a milestone by accepting the integrated solution based on ESRI’s ArcGIS Nautical 9.3 software that outputs charting data to multiple chart products from a single, streamlined database.
“The needs of the global navigation community are constantly changing, and our charts must adapt to those needs,” said Captain Steven Barnum, NOAA Office of Coast Survey director. “The system we developed with ManTech allows NOAA to continue being the provider of choice for accurate and timely navigation data.”
“The NOAA’s Nautical Chart System II is an innovative and cost-effective, enterprise-based, database management solution,” said George J. Pedersen, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, ManTech International Corporation. “The centralized nautical database will have the versatility to build different charts needed by the maritime community and the ability to exchange data seamlessly with the national geospatial database infrastructure and other government agencies.”
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department, understands and predicts changes in the Earth's environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and conserves and manages our coastal and marine resources.
About ManTech International Corporation:
Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia with approximately 8,000 professionals, ManTech International Corporation is a leading provider of innovative technologies and solutions for mission-critical national security programs for the Intelligence Community; the departments of Defense, State, Homeland Security and Justice; the Space Community; NOAA; and other U.S. federal government customers. ManTech’s expertise includes systems engineering, systems integration, software development services, enterprise architecture, cyber security, information assurance, intelligence operations and analysis support, network and critical infrastructure protection, information operations and information warfare support, information technology, communications integration, global logistics and supply chain management, and service oriented architectures. The company supports the advanced telecommunications systems that are used in Operation Iraqi Freedom and in other parts of the world; has developed a secure, collaborative communications system for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and builds and maintains secure databases that track terrorists. The company operates in the United States and approximately 40 countries. In 2008, BusinessWeek magazine chose ManTech for its ‘InfoTech 100’ listing representing the best performing tech companies in the world; Forbes.com named ManTech as one of the 400 Best Big Companies in the nation; and A-Space, a Web 2.0 enhanced collaboration tool that ManTech developed for the Intelligence Community was named one of the Top 50 Inventions of the Year by Time magazine. Also in 2008, GI Jobs magazine named ManTech a Top Ten Military Friendly Employer for the third year in a row. Additional information on ManTech can be found at www.mantech.com.
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