|By Business Wire||
|December 19, 2012 10:30 AM EST||
To promote better emergency response capabilities on Air Force bases and to help reduce emergency response system support and maintenance costs, Alion Science and Technology, a global engineering, R&D, IT and operational solutions company, is migrating critical systems that provide updates to base commanders, emergency managers and first responders to a service-oriented architecture (SOA), under a recent $4.5 million task order win.
Alion will enhance the Air Force’s Installation Command and Control (IC2) system responsible for providing vital information to decision-makers on incidents, utilizing a common operational picture. The major thrust of the enhanced IC2 project will be to transition the Integrated Information Management System (IIMS), an incident management system that offers a situational awareness map to the Unit Level/Unit Command and Control (UL/UC2) program of record, into a validated SOA application.
“By migrating IIMS to a SOA, we can make the incident management and IC2 systems more agile, to facilitate the Air Force’s command and control common operational framework,” said Chris Amos, Senior Vice President and Manager of Alion’s Technology Solutions Group. “The result will be a significant cost savings to the Air Force and better-prepared decision-makers.”
Alion’s work will include designing, developing, coding, demonstrating, testing and documenting software in support of Air Force IC2 requirements. The new IC2 system code will support the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Global Strike concept of operations by adding sensor management, communications management and sensor fusion capabilities.
The period of performance runs through September 27, 2014.
About Alion Science and Technology
Alion Science and Technology delivers advanced engineering and technology solutions to strengthen national defense, homeland security, energy generation and the environment. Building on 75 years of R&D experience, Alion combines engineering expertise with operational experience and unique technologies to bring insight to multiple business areas: Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering; Defense Operations; Modeling & Simulation; and Engineering Design & Integration. Based in McLean, Virginia, Alion employee-owners are located at major offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide. For more information, visit Alion online at www.alionscience.com.
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.
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