MCLEAN, Va. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Air Force has awarded a $183 million, three-year contract modification to Alion Science and Technology, a global engineering, R&D, IT and operational solutions company, to provide lifecycle acquisition support to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition) and the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Management Office. This work will allow for greater continuity across the spectrum of Air Force and F-35 acquisition operations.
Alion will provide requirements analysis, acquisition strategy and program execution support under the Secretary of the Air Force Technical and Analytical Support (SAFTAS) contract. This support ranges from database and enterprise architecture development to modeling and simulation and test and evaluation support to complement Air Force expertise.
“This contract brings a cost-effective and easily tailored workforce to support the full lifecycle of Air Force acquisition at the headquarters level, the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office and various other acquisition-related organizations,” said Rob Hirt, Alion Senior Vice President and Manager of the Technology, Engineering and Operational Solutions Sector. “Alion’s SAFTAS Team will also suggest business reengineering changes to streamline acquisition oversight activities.”
The work supports weapons systems, including the KC-46, C-17, F-22, F-35, Small Diameter Bomb, the Global Hawk and the Predator unmanned aerial vehicle. The SAFTAS Team also provides technical and architectural support to help the Air Force Chief Information Officer develop an acquisition enterprise architecture. The contract runs from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2015.
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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