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Alion Launches Human Research Protection Program Accreditation Services

Technology Solutions Company to Help Government, Commercial and Non-Profit Organizations Achieve and Maintain Regulatory Standards to Protect Research Participants

McLean, VA – July 8, 2013 – When research requires the use of human subjects, nothing is more important than ensuring the safety of the participants. To help researchers fulfill this essential requirement, Alion Science and Technology has launched Alion Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) Accreditation Services, a comprehensive solution for organizations —government, non-profit and for-profit— that conduct, manage or review research involving humans. Alion will assist with first-time accreditations and also provide a smooth transition for organizations which have prior accreditation up for renewal.

With accreditation, organizations convey a commitment to protecting human subjects involved in research by adhering to an elevated set of standards. The Alion HRPP Accreditation Standards are grounded in regulations but reflect fundamental practices to ensure the welfare of participants.

Alion HRPP Accreditation can apply to a wide range of organizations, including: contract research organizations, academia, independent institutional review boards, hospitals and medical centers, civilian agencies, private research sites and the Department of Defense (DoD).

“We have a distinct vision for HRPP accreditation, from providing recognized experts available every step of the way to offering an affordable solution that eliminates upfront costs,” said Stephen Crawford, Executive Director for Alion HRPP Accreditation Services. “Alion’s standards for HRPP accreditation comprise the right combination of meticulousness and practicality to support safe, effective research programs.”

This new set of services is an outgrowth of Alion’s current contract accrediting HRPPs for the Department of Veterans Affairs in addition to past human research protection work for the DoD.

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.