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Alion Hires New General Counsel

February 2, 2004 - MCLEAN, VA—Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned research, development and technology company, today announced that it hired Mr. James C. Fontana as its new in-house legal counsel. Based in the McLean, VA office, Fontana will serve as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.

Mr. Fontana joins Alion from Getronics Government Solutions (formerly Wang Government Solutions) where he worked as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. At Getronics, he was responsible for all legal matters affecting the company. Although his primary expertise was in government contracts and international law, he was also the lead on mergers and acquisitions, assisted in a major IPO effort, and served as Secretary of the Board of Directors.

From 1989 to 1996, Fontana served as Senior Counsel to BDM International and as General Counsel for Vinnell Corporation, BDM’s largest corporate subsidiary. His prior work experience also includes leadership roles at prominent law firms such as Kominers Fort & Schlefer and Reed Smith Shaw & McClay.

“We are pleased with Jim’s decision to join the company,” said Chairman and CEO Bahman Atefi. “He has 20 years of experience as an attorney specializing in government contracts and will provide Alion with essential legal knowledge and leadership.”

Mr. Fontana graduated from American University with a B.S. in Economics. He received his J.D. from Temple University School of Law.

Contact:
Peter J. Jacobs
Corporate Marketing Communications Department
Tel: 703.269.3473
E-mail: pjacobs@alionscience.com

This press release contains information about management’s view of Alion’s future expectations, plans and prospects that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of risk factors and uncertainties discussed in documents periodically filed by Alion with the SEC. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.