Alion Awarded $1.8M DHS Contract to Support Cross-Agency Information Sharing
Company to Establish Best Practices for DHS Stakeholders Regarding Controlled Unclassified Information and Suspicious Activities Reporting
McLean, VA – July 14, 2008 – Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions provider, today announced it received a new one-year contract with a potential contract value of $1,840,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate to support critical cross-agency information sharing capabilities required within and between DHS agencies.
Alion will provide program management, systems integration, analysis, exercise development, and support, test and evaluation of information sharing technologies. Alion’s team will review how DHS stakeholder organizations acquire, manage, analyze, and distribute information external to their operations and will outline a set of best practices supported by advanced technology and software capability. These best practices will apply to controlled unclassified information (CUI) and suspicious activities reporting (SAR). The period of performance began in April 2008 and will continue through April 20, 2009.
"The evaluation of real-world comparative-based analyses, lessons learned, and new technologies on the impact of implementing CUI and SAR policies will benefit DHS and will translate into a roadmap of best practices for information sharing across DHS agencies and in support of DHS missions," stated Sue Archer, Alion’s Sr. Vice President and Operational Solutions Group Manager. "Alion’s technical expertise and operational support services are currently in use by U.S. government organizations to support the improvement of processes, outcomes, and metrics."
DHS takes the lead in evaluating the Nation’s vulnerabilities and coordinating with local, tribal, state, Federal, and private entities to ensure the most effective protection and response. The collection, protection, evaluation, and dissemination of information to the American public, state and local governments, and the private sector is central to this task.
Alion’s subcontractors include Eastport Analytics, Innovative Analytics and Training, and Swan Island Networks.
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.