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ECS to Continue Supporting TRANSCOM’s Cargo and Passenger Processing System via $53M Contract

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ECS to Continue Supporting TRANSCOM’s Cargo and Passenger Processing System via $53M Contract

Fairfax, Virginia-based company ECS has secured a five-year, $53 million recompete contract to support the U.S. Transportation Command‘s Global Air Transportation Execution System.

ECS will provide agile software development to sustain and enhance GATES operations worldwide. The company will also deliver help desk and engineering support and migrate additional capabilities to the cloud.

GATES manages air and sea cargo and passenger movements for the Department of Defense and allows airport and seaport operators to manage the movement of cargo to its destination. It also provides passenger processing capabilities such as in-transit visibility data and Department of Homeland Security checks, ECS said Thursday.

John Heneghan, the president of ECS and a 2022 Wash100 winner, said work on GATES will allow TRANSCOM to sustain joint force missions by supporting cargo and passenger management. The executive, who is also a Potomac Officers Club member, added that the company will ensure that the transportation system will be updated as technology evolves.

Luis Colon-Castro, vice president of mission systems at ECS and a Potomac Officers Club member, said ECS used its Agile software development expertise to speed up GATES, reduce bugs within the system and modernize legacy components.

In 2018, TRANSCOM’s Air Mobility Command selected ECS as the prime contractor for the original $51 million GATES development and sustainment effort.

ECS offers cloud, cybersecurity, data, artificial intelligence, IT modernization and engineering services to clients in the defense, federal civilian, homeland security, intelligence and commercial sectors.

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