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ManTech Announces Team for Air Force NETCENTS Bid.

FAIRFAX, Va. -- ManTech International Corporation (Nasdaq:MANT), a leading provider of innovative technologies and solutions focused on mission-critical national security programs for the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, the Department of State, the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security and other U.S. federal government customers, announced today its team for the U.S. Air Force Network Centric Solutions (NETCENTS) program. NETCENTS is a multi-award, five-year, $10 billion, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) program that will provide the Air Force, the Department of Defense and other federal government agencies with information technology products, solutions, and services including network engineering; software development; integration; information storage and management; security and telephone services; and voice, video and data communications products.

The ManTech team, which includes three other large companies and 11 small businesses is: BAE Systems, EMC Corporation, and Qwest Communications, Government Services, Inc.; and small businesses American Systems Corporation; Apptis (formerly PlanetGov); Data Systems & Technology, Inc.; Engineering Professional Services; EXCEL Management Systems, Inc.; Imagine One Technology & Management, Ltd.; Integration Information Technology Corporation (PEC Solutions Company); MillenniuM Information Systems; Mutual Telecomm Services, Inc.; Native American Industrial Distributors; and The Moore Group.

"ManTech and its team offers the Air Force some of the most unique, expansive and in-depth mission support experience available in the industry today," said George J. Pedersen, Chairman of the Board, CEO and President, ManTech International Corporation. "We recognize how important this program is to the Air Force mission, especially in today's environment as the Department of Defense begins to shift away from a platform centric focus towards an information centric model. Our team brings proven information technology and management methodologies supporting a range of U.S. peacekeeping and war-fighting missions, and specific experience supporting Air Force and other U.S. operations all over the world. For example, we have engineered and installed 221 secure LANs in State Department locations worldwide," he said.

The Air Force has said they anticipate awarding the contract by the end of this year.

About ManTech International Corporation:

Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, ManTech International Corporation is a leading provider of innovative technologies and solutions for mission-critical national security programs for the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, the Department of State, the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security and other U.S. federal government customers. The company's expertise includes software development, enterprise security architecture, information assurance, intelligence operations support, network and critical infrastructure protection, information technology, communications integration and engineering support. The company supports the advanced telecommunications systems that are used in Operation Iraqi Freedom and in other parts of the world; provides the physical and cyber security to protect U.S. embassies all over the world; has developed a secure, collaborative communications system for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and is helping the Department of Justice's U.S. Marshall Service deploy a common, office automation system. With annual revenues in excess of $700 million, more than 5,300 highly qualified employees and several thousand consultants, the company operates in the United States and more than 30 countries worldwide. ManTech was selected by Business Week magazine as one of the Top 100 Hot Growth Companies for 2004. Also, VARBusiness magazine ranked ManTech as one of its Top 50 Fastest-Growing Solution Providers for 2004. Additional information on ManTech can be found at www.mantech.com.

Forward-Looking Information:

Statements and assumptions made in this press release, which do not address historical facts, constitute "forward-looking" statements that ManTech believes to be within the definition in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of our control. Words such as "may," "will," "intends," "should," "expects," "plans," "projects," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "continue," or "opportunity," or the negative of these terms or words of similar import are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, including, without limitation: adverse changes in U.S. government spending priorities; failure to retain existing U.S. government contracts or win new contracts; failure to obtain option awards, task orders, or funding under contracts; risks of contract performance; risks of contract termination, either for default or for the convenience of the U.S. government; adverse results of U.S. government audits of our U.S. government contracts; risks associated with complex U.S. government procurement laws and regulations; failure to experience favorable results from acquisition synergies; and material changes in laws or regulations applicable to the company's businesses. These and other risk factors are more fully discussed in the section entitled "Risks Related to the Company's Business" in ManTech's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 15, 2004, and, from time to time, in ManTech's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including among others, its reports on Form 8-K and Form 10-Q.

The forward-looking statements included in this news release are only made as of the date of this news release and ManTech undertakes no obligation to publicly update any of the forward-looking statements made herein, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or circumstances, changes in expectations or otherwise.
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