Alion is Main Sponsor for the International Association of Counterterrorism for Security Professionals Conference Next Month in Washington, D.C.

McLean, VA – January 31, 2008 – Alion Science and Technology is helping bring together some of the leading minds in the field of counterterrorism for a security conference next month.

Alion, a global technology solutions company, is the primary sponsor of the International Association of Counterterrorism for Security Professionals (IACSP) Conference, which will be held February 28th at Alion’s conference center facilities located at 1100 New Jersey Avenue, Southeast, Suite 200 in Washington, D.C. Registration for the conference is free at Registration is limited to 300 attendees.

Sessions at the IACSP Conference include next generation training methodologies, terrorist tactics and trends, and Department of Homeland Security briefings that will include an update on the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS).

Scheduled speakers include:

  • Michael Brown, Corporate Strategist at InferX Corporation and former Undersecretary of Homeland Security
  • Mary Beth Kelliher and Brian Harell of the DHS Chemical Compliance Division
  • Jeff Beatty, CEO of TotalSecurity.US and a former Army Delta Force officer who earned a Purple Heart and a Combat Infantry Badge helping to rescue hundreds of Americans
  • David Cid, Deputy Director of the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT)
  • Dennis Smith, a retired New York City firefighter and bestselling writer who volunteered to help with rescue efforts following the World Trade Center attacks
  • Jim Caverly, Director of the Partnerships and Outreach Division at DHS
  • Rick “Doc” Walker, motivational speaker and former Washington Redskin
  • Gen. Walter “Buck” Buchanan (USAF, Ret.), Senior Vice President with Alion and former Commander of 9th Air Force and US Central Command Air Forces

“This conference brings out top officials in the area of counterterrorism and homeland security, not just across the federal government, but on the state and local first-responder level as well,” said Don L. Rondeau, IASCP Washington, D.C. Chapter President and Vice President for Homeland Security with Alion Science and Technology. “We hope to utilize the conference as a platform to discuss some of the most pressing issues across the counterterrorism and homeland security areas and to arrive at some real solutions to these challenges.

”Founded in 1992, IASCP’s goals include creating a center of information and educational services and promoting professional ethics in the counterterrorism field. IACSP members include security professionals, academics, former government officials, students and citizens from around the world.

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