By Matt Tait, President, ManTech Mission Solutions and Services Group

This month, ManTech proudly ramps up our service to U.S. veterans and all current members of the nation’s armed forces. Center stage: an exciting new team of experts dedicated to Bringing Digital to the Mission® in programs that support health care for American veterans.

“In creating this outstanding team, we have selected the finest professionals to lead and exponentially grow our work for the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2020,” says John Boyle, Chief Growth Officer of ManTech’s Mission Solutions and Services (MSS) Group. “When ManTech set out to create this new group, we drew on the no-nonsense attitude of the nearly 4,000 veterans who already work here – people who share our dedication to the mission and bring the same energy to their jobs.”

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Matt Tait, President, ManTech Mission Solutions and Services Group

The team:

  • Randy Tharp – Vice President of VA Operations — Randy joins us from Leidos, where he served as Account Management Lead for the company’s work with the VA. He dedicates his personal time to helping after hours, too. At home, he serves on the Kent County, Michigan, Committee for Veteran Services, and is Co-founder, President and CEO of VetSports, a national organization that promotes physical, mental and emotional health for veterans through sports, physical fitness and community involvement.
  • John “Jack” Magrane, Ph.D. - Executive Director of VA Business Development — While at SAIC, Jack led capture plans for the company’s federal civilian markets’ Health Division. His after-hours job: Adjunct Professor at Trident University International where he guides students to their own doctorates in business administration. Jack is a proud veteran, too. While serving in the U.S. Army, he reviewed, developed and coordinated policy pertaining to medical readiness, personnel, force structure, logistics, stationing and training.
  • Michael Ryan - Executive Director of VA Capture — Long before Amazon Web Services and Google, who generated the world’s coolest tech? Bell Labs and its parent AT&T, where Mike served as Assistant Vice President and Division Manager of innovative voice & data services used by 75% of government agencies. More recently, as a capture executive at SAIC and Leidos, he excelled at winning awards that support military and veteran health care.

Their missions at ManTech: to expand and enhance our range of health care services to the VA, an agency that supports the health care needs of U.S. veterans.

Marching Orders

In health care, as in combat or business, timing is everything. ManTech’s strategic build-up of our VA team follows our 2019 acquisition of KGS, a leader in technology solutions, transformation management, data management and analytics in support of federal health and defense missions. That expertise complements and builds on ManTech’s proven record of performance in serving the VA.

The door is wide open. A key asset acquired when ManTech acquired KGS in-house: a potentially huge piece of the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology-Next Generation (T4NG) program, a 10-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract awarded by the VA Technology Acquisition Center to help the VA transform its information technology programs.

Winning the Military Health Care Trifecta

Under ManTech FedCiv’s Division Manager Geoff Howard, ManTech has scored major victories in recent weeks: three health care awards with an aggregate value of $177 million that demonstrate how government decision-makers rely on our proven platforms:

  • Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC): a 5-year, $84 million award to maximize NMCPHC’s readiness through force health protection (FHP) strategies and solutions for public health threats. ManTech will provide analytic-based metrics that support the full range of customer healthcare and scientific programs, measuring the impact of vulnerabilities, assessing potential outcomes, and recommending specific actions that optimize warfighter performance, readiness, lethality and survivability.
  • Defense Health Agency Medical Logistics: a 5-year, $59.4 million task supporting the Defense Medical Logistics – Enterprise Solution, an acquisition program that provides vital supply chain management support for cost-effective, state-of-the-art health care delivery to active duty and Reserve members and their families.
  • Defense Health Agency IT Infrastructure: a 1-year, $33.5 million task order to support the Desktop to Data Center Program Executive Office in implementing a standard baseline platform and improving network infrastructure, enterprise-wide.

“It’s a given that the men and women who join America’s military do so with the full knowledge that they will put their lives on the line in defense of our freedom and democracy when asked,” Geoff says. “Of the nearly 200 nations on Earth, only one matches that dedication and sacrifice with a 100% commitment to keep them and their loved ones healthy -- lifelong. It is an honor to play our part in serving this mission.”