Alion awarded competitive counter WMD DTRA contract

Alion Science and Technology announced on Friday that it received a contract from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to support efforts to counter weapons of mass destruction.

The five-year contract, with an additional five-year option, will allow Alion to compete for various DTRA task orders for CWMD research and development, hardware and software technology development and evaluation and testing. Each task order Alion completes will be paid with a portion of $4 billion DTRA has directed toward the development of counters to weapons of mass destruction, including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive weapons.

"This contract will allow Alion to expand on our previous 10 years of support to DTRA in nuclear detection, modeling and simulation, exercise support and systems analysis," Alion Senior Vice President and Distributed Simulation Group Manager Terri Spoonhour said. "We have assembled a team that includes small businesses, large businesses, not-for-profit research companies and universities - each demonstrating proven capability to support and advance the CWMD mission over a range of critical functional areas."

Alion is one of seven organizations competing for work under the CWMD DTRA contract.