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Alion Launches Risk Assessment Solution for the Chemical Industry Based on Technology Developed for DHS

New CounterMeasures® Enterprise Security Tool Analyzes and Models Risk and Vulnerabilities to Protect Vital Assets

McLean, VA — July 30, 2014 — The chemical industry is essential to the nation’s economy and security, but is constantly at risk from accidents, theft and terrorism. To help the industry identify and address these risks and vulnerabilities, Alion Science and Technology announced the release of its CounterMeasures® Chemical Assessment Tool™ (CCAT). Based on technology developed for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), CCAT provides a standardized, easy-to-implement approach for conducting security assessments.

With CCAT, users can easily assess both hard assets (hardware, vehicles, etc.) and chemical assets. An all-hazards approach and a database of best practices ensure that assessments effectively model risk and vulnerability levels. CCAT can perform enterprise-wide analysis; its automated reporting tools help users quickly and efficiently determine organizational risk.

CounterMeasures was the engine behind DHS’ Voluntary Chemical Assessment Tool (VCAT), which was also endorsed by the American Chemistry Council. DHS recently chose to transition VCAT to a fully commercial program operated by Alion.

“The risks facing the chemical industry daily can range anywhere from minor accidents to large-scale incidents, including terrorist threats, and these hazards can impact people and the environment along with the economy,” explained Terri Spoonhour, Alion Senior Vice President and manager of the Distributed Simulations Group. “The ability to identify vulnerabilities and model and quantify the level of risk can assist the industry in minimizing these risks, helping them safeguard vital assets throughout the supply chain.”

CCAT solutions are customized to each enterprise’s environment. For details, contact the CounterMeasures Risk Management Team at or call 800.754.4204.

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.