Agile Engineering, Explained.

Agile Engineering, Explained.

In a perfect world, every deployed system works exactly as expected, every time. But systems in the field are subject to conditions that often can’t be replicated until they are in use 24/7, in every part of the world. Parts may fail prematurely, due to unexpected...
Automated RF Monitoring

Automated RF Monitoring

Radio frequency (RF) interference and emissions can cause disruptions in critical U.S. government communications, making monitoring capabilities a necessity. To assist, Alion built a unique solution to monitor the electromagnetic spectrum and alert users to...
Protecting Essential Satellite Data

Protecting Essential Satellite Data

The Fairbanks Command and Data Acquisition Station (FCDAS) captures climate and weather data from polar-orbiting and geostationary environmental satellites and is an essential facility of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). But, when a...
Faster Re-deployment in Theater

Faster Re-deployment in Theater

Army helicopter crews depend on Forward Area Refueling Point (FARP) locations to quickly service, refuel and rearm in theater. To enable faster deployment and re-deployment of the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter, Alion developed a complete set of tools, jigs,...
Countering Today’s WMD Threats

Countering Today’s WMD Threats

Desiring a more comprehensive analysis and training solution to better minimize and prevent weapons of mass destruction (WMD), the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Research and Development Directorate turned to Alion. Working with DTRA, Alion engineers created...
Easing Maintenance on Old Aircraft

Easing Maintenance on Old Aircraft

With extensive maintenance requirements on the rise, the aging C-5 Galaxy fleet is being scrutinized. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, has the challenge of reducing maintenance requirements as well as costs, while ensuring...
10 Trends for the Future of Warfare

10 Trends for the Future of Warfare

Artificial intelligence and cyber-attacks get the headlines, but the future of defense — and deterrence — is more than robots and high-tech weapons. Three leaders of the World Economic Forum look at how technology, social issues, and more are poised to transform...
Hybrid Energy Systems Bring Efficiency to Army Posts

Hybrid Energy Systems Bring Efficiency to Army Posts

The Army’s Rapid Equipping Force provides game-changing technologies for greater effectiveness and survivability in the field. Their Energy to the Tactical Edge (E2E) program focuses on reducing the energy footprint at Army posts in Afghanistan. Through the E2E...
Robots for Military Use

Robots for Military Use

Military, police forces, and government agencies have used unmanned ground robots for years to go into harsh environments that are unsafe for humans. Unfortunately, many robots, while essential, have proven expensive and have long-term reliability issues. To address...

Combating Insider Threats Takes both High Tech and a Human Touch

How can agencies spot vetted personnel who plan to steal, corrupt, or leak sensitive information? Technologies — from language parsing tools to personality mapping apps — can spot at-risk employees. But, although these tools can analyze data and look for patterns,...