|[January 19, 2009]
Alion-Operated Modeling and Simulation Information Analysis Center Wins Task Order Worth $1.9M from Air National Guard
MCLEAN, Va. --(Business Wire)--
The Modeling and Simulation Information Analysis Center (MSIAC), operated by Alion Science and Technology, was awarded a task order valued at $1.9 million to provide modeling and simulation (M&S) support to manage the Air National Guard's Expert Common Immersive Theater Environment (XCITE) software.
The XCITE software powers the Air National Guard's Distributed Training Operations Center (DTOC), providing realistic, interactive theater training environments for aircrew members and soldiers. MSIAC will evaluate XCITE and deliver a new operational version that provides higher levels of environment and threat replication. The work will include software development, configuration management, standards compliance and validation/verification.
"Operational demands have increased dramatically for the Air National Guard's DTOC, and Alion is pleased to support the improvement of the training experience with enhanced software," said Dick Brooks, Alion Senior Vice President and Manager for its Distributed Simulation Group. "MSIAC's work will deliver sophisticated software that incorporates the most current environment generation and threat presentation to deliver the training situations that imitate real-war environments."
The period of performance runs through September 11, 2011.
The Alion-operated MSIAC, the U.S. Department of Defense's center for integrated support of the M&S community, provides broad support for M&S programs throughout the government. In addition, M&S University®, developed by Alion for the MSIAC, provides training on using M&S to make training, acquisition, logistics and experimentation more effective.
About Alion Science and Technology
Alion Science and Technology is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers. Building on 70 years of R&D and engineering expertise, Alion brings innovation and insight to multiple business areas: naval architecture & marine engineering; defense operations; systems engineering; modeling & simulation; information management & technology; chemical, biological, nuclear & environmental sciences; wireless spectrum engineering; and industrial technology. Based in McLean, Virginia, Alion employee-owners are located at major offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide. For more information, call 877.771.6252 or 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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