CRANE, Ind. (WTHI) - With the cut of the ribbon ManTech is open for business. The company will supply fifty new jobs to the Wabash Valley. Jarrett Lannan will be filling one of them.
Lannan explains, "Growing up so close to the base. It's a very well known place of employment that employs a lot of people on base. Employs a lot of contractors off of the base."
Lannan was born and raised in Linton, Indiana. He has a small town background. But this new job will take him beyond many boundaries to fight cyber warfare.
President of mission solution and services for ManTech Matt Tait explains, "There's still a little bit of a wild wild west to cyber that we need to be very careful of and make sure that we're leaning in to protect everything that we can from a national interest perspective."
ManTech is working with Crane to develop new technologies. Those technologies will help fight cyber threats at home and abroad.
Tait says, "We're in the thick of it. I mean if you think of anything that's going on from the cyber perspective, ManTech is in the middle of it."
Meaning residents like Lannan will have a front line view of the fight.
ManTech program manager Roy Streeter says, "The immediate impact of the local economy is huge. And also just the resources here. A lot of Purdue graduates, a lot of local graduates."
Officials at ManTech say they intend to expand as the need increases. Meaning more jobs for graduating students and for residents like Lannan.
Lannan explains, "We take a lot of pride in supporting the warfighter. Everybody has a sense of, I wouldn't say urgency, but it's a sense of pride. You're doing good things for the country."
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