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Alion Science and Technology Purchases Assets of Countermeasures, Inc.

Technology Solutions Firm Acquires “Buddy System™” Vulnerability Assessment Software; market leading software measures, analyzes security risks

October 28, 2004 - McLean, VA - Alion Science and Technology today announced it has purchased substantially all of the assets of Countermeasures, Inc, makers of the “Buddy System™” Vulnerability Assessment and Management Software. The purchase gives Alion ownership of this industry-leading technology for identifying, quantifying and managing physical, infrastructure, program and electronic security risks.

The Buddy System, used by numerous government agencies, including the Department of Defense, and commercial organizations, simplifies the process of measuring the vulnerability of facility or enterprise-wide information, then calculates the level of risk. The program can also recommend counter-measures and advice that can significantly reduce the exposure to threats. The system can also measure compliance with rules or regulations.

“This acquisition helps Alion create a more seamless structure for sales, service and support,” said Barry Watson, Senior Vice President and Manager of Alion’s Systems Technology Sector. Watson said that Alion will now be able to quickly create enhancements to the software and enter new markets, as customers will have a direct conduit to the organization that owns and supports the product.

“Alion has provided support and development services for The Buddy System for years. We can now provide an even greater level of responsiveness to customers, both current and future,” he said.

About Alion Science and Technology
Alion Science and Technology is an employee-owned research and development company providing technology services to the Department of Defense, other government agencies, and commercial customers. Building on 68 years of experience, Alion employee-owners provide expertise in defense operations; modeling and simulation; information technology; wireless communication; industrial technology solutions; chemical, biological and explosive science; and nuclear engineering. Based in McLean, Virginia, Alion has more than 1,800 employees at major offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide. For more information, call 877.771.6252 or visit Alion online at

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