Advancing Human-Machine Teaming for Defense Through Deep Learning and Autonomy

October XX, 2018 – With artificial intelligence (Ai) emerging as a technological game-changer, Alion Science and Technology, headquartered in McLean, Va., has unveiled robust capabilities in applying Ai to help revolutionize U.S. defense and security systems.

“Since its inception, Alion has been at the forefront of engineering innovation,” said Alion CEO Steve Schorer. “At its core, Ai is engineering, so it should come as no surprise that we are now working to help our clients integrate this technology in secure ways while also weaving Ai into every corner of our own business.”

The company’s focus is on the application of machine and deep learning to advance the nation’s defense through improved human-machine teaming across the full spectrum of military action. As curators of commercial technology and trusted partners to the federal government, Alion will use its proven agile engineering practices to support fast, low-risk iteration and implementation of new Ai solutions.

“We want to break through the hype to help government leaders apply this revolutionary technology in ways that make sense for their missions,” said Todd Borkey, Alion’s Chief Technology Officer. “Our focus is less on pushing the magic of Ai and more about engineering machine and deep learning to improve everything from logistics to ISR. Those sorts of advancements offer real possibilities for better systems and operations that can be felt in tangible ways by our warfighters.”

This announcement comes shortly after Alion’s acquisition of MacAulay-Brown, Inc., which includes Enlighten IT Consulting, LLC, known for applying Ai and deep learning for cyber and cloud through tools like its Rapid Analytic Deployment and Management Framework (RADMF). With this expertise — as well as deep operational experience in sensors, weapons, platforms, processing, and C5ISR — Alion brings complete Ai solutions to its federal government clients.

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.


Donna Charapich
Alion Science and Technology
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