CHINFO Turns to Experience for Worldwide Public Communication and Media Services

Washington, D.C. – In the face of almost instantaneous news cycles and increasing social media presence, the Navy must maintain a positive and relevant presence in the media and public communications arena to further its mission while maintaining appropriate operational security. As part of the Navy’s communications mission, the Chief of Naval Information Command (CHINFO) has awarded Alion Science and Technology a $34M indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ), cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple-award contract to provide worldwide communications and media support services.

“In this digital age, the Navy must be able to monitor communications that could impact its mission while developing a communication plan and supporting media requests,” said Senior Vice President Vince Stammetti, head of the company’sSystems Solutions Business Unit (SSBU). “We are honored to continue this partnership to support CHINFO across many tasks, including assessing the Navy’s social media presence and helping to define training for the Navy’s public affairs officers.”

Through this multiple-award IDIQ contract, Alion will work to support CHINFO across five major tasks: Media Relations, Communications Integrations and Strategy, Community Outreach, Visual Information Support, and Professional and Community Development Facilitation. The 5-year contract includes four option years that, if exercised, could bring the total value of the contract to $34M. Work will be performed at multiple sites across the country and is a Task Order vehicle allowing the Navy the flexibility to award specific support items to the team of contractors supporting the efforts.

About Alion Science and Technology

At Alion, we combine large company resources with small business responsiveness to design and deliver engineering solutions across six core capability areas. With an 80-year technical heritage and an employee-base comprised of more than 30% veterans, we bridge invention and action to support military readiness from the lab to the battle space. Our engineers, technologists, and program managers bring together an agile engineering methodology and the best tools on the market to deliver mission success faster and at lower costs. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards; as such, Alion is ISO 9001:2008 certified and maintains CMMI Level 3-appraised development facilities. Based just outside of Washington, D.C., we help our clients achieve practical innovations by turning big ideas into real solutions. To learn more, visit