MARLEY SEAMAN

NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Government contractor ManTech International Corp. said Wednesday it received an $11 million follow-on contract to further develop an application similar to social networking programs like Facebook and MySpace ¿ for the Defense Intelligence Agency.

ManTech developed a secure, collaborative program called A-Space for the DIA under a previous contract. ManTech said A-Space allows analysts to connect and share text, graphics, images and video, and the company said it is "similar to popular Web 2.0 social networking programs."

The new contract has one base year and two option years. The company said it will work with Jive Software, NavStar and SAIC Inc. as part of the follow-on effort.

In afternoon trading, ManTech shares rose 41 cents to $53.89.

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