|By Business Wire||
|June 18, 2014 11:02 AM EDT||
Ensuring that the US military is supported by the most advanced, effective technologies and tools is critical to the nation’s defense. To meet this need, Alion Science and Technology, a global engineering, technology and operational solutions company, was awarded a contract valued at up to $3 billion to compete for work supporting essential technical solutions by the Department of Defense Information Analysis Centers (DoD IACs).
Under the contract, Alion will compete for technical tasks that include research & development, test & evaluation and advisory services. The Defense Systems Technical Area Task Multiple Award Contract (DS TAT MAC) replaces six Information Analysis Center (IAC) contracts. The IACs were designed as central sources for specific technical knowledge and expertise. Alion operates two of the IACs, which focus on advanced materials and manufacturing and weapon systems technology. These key areas, along with four others, are now included in the scope of the DS TAT MAC, covering Autonomous Systems; Directed Energy; Energetics; Military Sensing; Non-Lethal Weapons and Information Operations; Reliability, Maintainability, Quality, Supportability, and Interoperability; and Survivability and Vulnerability.
“This new contract provides numerous opportunities for both Alion and our customers,” explained Rob Hirt, Alion Senior Sector Vice President. “We will continue to bring our long-standing expertise in materials, manufacturing and weapon systems development and integration to support the DoD’s goals. But now we can also help enhance the military’s capabilities in several other areas, assisting them in meeting both near and long-term challenges with effective, practical solutions.”
A cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract, DS TAT MAC has a five year period of performance. Tasks can run for five years, with one base year and four one-year options.
The DoD IACs, administered by the Defense Technical Information Center, operate a portfolio of task order contracts for technical research and analysis. For more information, visit the DoD IACs’ website at http://iac.dtic.mil.
About Alion Science and Technology
Alion Science and Technology delivers advanced engineering, IT and operational solutions to strengthen national security and drive business results. For customers in defense, civilian government and commercial industries, Alion’s engineered solutions support smarter decision-making and enhanced readiness in rapidly-changing environments. Alion brings expertise and experience to multiple business areas: Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering; Systems Analysis, Design and Engineering; and Modeling, Simulation, Training and Analysis. Building on over 75 years of innovation, Alion turns obstacles into opportunities to help customers achieve their missions. Alion employee-owners are located at offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide. For more information, visit www.alionscience.com.
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