Alion will standardize DOD's threat assessment information system
Contractor will upgrade program it developed to collect, analyze and collaborate on critical information.
- By David Hubler
- Dec 02, 2009
Alion Science and Technology Corp. has won a $2.8 million award to
upgrade a system it developed for the Defense Department to collect
critical information on threat vulnerabilities.
The task order calls for enhancing and supporting the
Alion-developed secure, automated system that DOD Operations Security
(OPSEC) personnel use to collect, analyze and collaborate on critical
information, vulnerabilities and threats.
Alion will address a common challenge facing all OPSEC
decision-makers: To standardize their assessments and analyses and
provide U.S. military forces with accurate data on force vulnerability
and decrease the risk associated with the disclosure of such
To improve situational awareness, Alion has developed the Operations
Security Collaboration Architecture (OSCAR), a secure, automated and
standardized risk and vulnerability management program.
OSCAR aids OPSEC officers, assessors and analysts in the selection
of appropriate countermeasures to meet the military leadership’s
risk-level expectations. Based on analysis of OPSEC data,
countermeasures can be implemented to eliminate or reduce the risk
associated with exploited information.
The task order was awarded through the Navy Information Operations
Command under the Modeling and Simulation Information Analysis Center
Alion Science and Technology, of McLean, Va., ranks No. 39 on Washington Technology’s 2009 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.
David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.