Alion Awarded $12M Contract to Provide Navy Logistics Management Services
Technology Solutions Company Brings Modeling and Simulation Expertise to Test Operational Logistics Concepts
McLean, VA – November 17, 2008 – Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions provider, has been awarded a $12 million contract to provide operational logistics analysis to the Naval Operational Logistics Support Center (NOLSC).
Under the three-year cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, Alion will support NOLSC in testing operational logistics concepts and providing system-centric training to deployable units in the Navy and Coast Guard. Alion will conduct analyses to help address capability, manning, training and budget issues.
“Improvements in logistics operations have a direct effect on costs and time,” said Greg Bryant, Alion Senior Vice President and Manager of the Integration Solutions Group. “Our experts will be working to optimize supply chain operations, strategic mobility, manning and training, and will also apply Automated Information Technology—AIT—into logistics processes, all of which will help the Navy make these functions more efficient and streamlined.”
Bryant added that developing and standardizing these processes has value all the way from the Combatant Commanders (CCDR) down to the field commanders, as it supports the optimization of lift resources, Department of Defense asset visibility requirements and the integration of Navy warfighting capabilities into current joint constructs. Without standardization, individual units often plan their own movement of material outside the approved joint systems. This is costly and results in units paying for portions of the moves from their own operating budgets. Units’ charges are reduced if they use approved joint force deployment planning and execution systems.
NOLSC is responsible for analyzing, conceiving and integrating logistics models and technologies into deployment scenarios for naval forces. The command also works with Navy and joint agencies to develop the vision, strategy, integration and management concepts to assist in executing transportation, distribution optimization and strategic mobility training.
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