ManTech secures $668M CDM contract

The Fairfax, Virginia, technology company secured the Group E contract of the CDM DEFEND program, ManTech officials said. Nine federal agencies are involved.

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded a $668 million contract to ManTech as part of its efforts to upgrade the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation cybersecurity program.

The Fairfax, Virginia, technology company secured the Group E contract of DHS’s Dynamic and Evolving Federal Enterprise Network Defense (DEFEND) program, ManTech officials said Tuesday in a statement. The company will provide cybersecurity services to nine federal agencies.

“Government agencies are increasingly the target of sophisticated cyberthreats. We’re excited to support the CDM program to rapidly implement advanced cyber capabilities and secure the critical missions of our customers,” said Rick Wagner, president of ManTech’s Mission, Cyber & Intelligence Solutions group.

Officials from the CDM program — which monitors federal networks and protects them from cyberattack — have awarded a series of DEFEND contracts over the summer to provide federal agencies new tools and more flexibility on how to apply them.


Last month, DHS awarded its $1 billion Group D contract to Booz Allen Hamilton. CGI Federal secured the $530 million Group C contract in July, which includes request for service functions for cloud, mobile and boundary protections.

The Group E contract will run six years and service networks for the departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development, the HUD Office of Inspector General, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, National Science Foundation, Securities and Exchange Commission and Small Business Administration.

ManTech is no stranger to the CDM program. The tech company last secured two task orders worth $110 million in 2016 to provide continuous monitoring as a service and privileged access management services.

“ManTech has played a strategic role in the CDM program for over three years, supporting more than 65 agencies in both Phases 1 and 2, and we’re honored to continue supporting the CDM program’s critical role in defending federal networks,” said ManTech President and CEO Kevin Phillips, in a statement. “This latest award underscores their confidence in us as a long-term trusted partner.”

Carten Cordell

Written by Carten Cordell

Carten Cordell is a Senior Technology Reporter for FedScoop. He is a former workforce and acquisition reporter at Federal Times, having previously served as online editor for Northern Virginia Magazine and Investigative Reporter for, Virginia Bureau. Carten was a 2014 National Press Foundation Paul Miller Fellow and has a Master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He is also a graduate of Auburn University and promises to temper his passions for college football while in the office.

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