Alion receives $11.4 million DTRA contract for CBRN modeling tools

Alion Science and Technology, an operational solutions company, announced on Tuesday that it won an $11.4 million Defense Threat Reduction Agency contract to develop an integrated set of CBRNE simulation and modeling tools.

Alion will make enhancements to the Force-on-Force Evaluation and Analysis of Key Performance Parameters (FREAK) toolset by managing and modernizing software code, development, production and distribution. The improvements to the system will support the DTRA's efforts to counter WMDs, according to an Alion press release.

"FREAK provides operational support to CBRNE missions as well as training in wide area search missions and analysis on physical security and personnel recovery," Terri Spoonhour, the senior vice president of Alion and the manager of the distributed simulation group, said.

FREAK supports training, investment decision support and security analysis related to WMDs. The system is able to accurately model challenging WMD situations.

"Alion's years of Joint Semi-Automated Forces code development and configuration management experience, coupled with a vast understanding of the counter weapons of mass destruction mission space, are the keys to our ability to enhance the FREAK architecture," Spoonhour said. "Ultimately, this means better training support for our warfighters and faster responses to real-world threats."

Alion provides services related to global engineering, information technology, research and development, and operational solutions.