Alion Science and Technology Corporation (Alion)

 

Functional Area - 3.1 Research & Development Support

 

Zone 2:  Alion supports Army M&S Technology Reviews, to include providing analytic support for the review, assessment and development of a comprehensive plan for M&S requirements for future Army M&S research initiatives. This task requires an extensive survey of current and near term M&S research projects and identification of future requirements that must be programmed to meet operational M&S requirements. Team members review the results of studies and analyses and vision documents, as well as other guidance documents, to develop and maintain the strategic plan for M&S research and development requirements and the implementation strategy that will support the Army S&T Master Plan.

 

Functional Area - 3.3 Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation and Analysis Support

 

Zones 1 & 7: Alion provided M&S support of program reviews, strategic planning, exercise management, knowledge acquisition, or operations coordination and monitoring. Alion also developed advanced collaborative analysis tools that allow for the integration of existing or in-process social networking and intelligence data exploitation tools in a collaborative environment. Alion provides M&S scientific, technical and operational information to the M&S community.

 

Functional Area - 3.4 Prototyping, Pre-Production, Model-Making, and Fabrication Support

 

Zones 2 & 5:  Alion provided comprehensive support to the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) for the operation of the Manufacturing Technology Information Analysis Center (MTIAC) since 1984. The specific user community for MTIAC services represents all aspects of the manufacturing of DoD weapon systems and the production of equipment and supplies to support the warfighter. Alion provided Manufacturing Engineering; Process Planning; Process Mapping and Simulation; Quality/Six-Sigma/Statistical Process Control; E-Commerce/E-Manufacturing; Cost-Benefit for Manufacturability; Laser Processing; Rapid Prototyping/Manufacturing; and Aviation Production.

 

Functional Area - 3.5 System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support

 

Zone 5:  Alion supported the approved release of specific M&S software and documentation CBRN Data Model and XML Schema plus numerous chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear models. Alion supported the development and adoption of the Open Modeling and Simulation Architecture (OpenMSA) and the Open System Architecture for Modeling and Simulation (OSAMS) that are designed to support interoperability between (1) models, (2) other simulations, (3) live test environments, and (4) real-time operational systems.

 

Functional Area - 3.6 Software Engineering, Development, Programming and Network Support

 

Zone 2:  Alion developed, updated, reviewed, or evaluated software engineering standards, specifications, guidebooks, handbooks, or manuals that promoted the utilization of modern software engineering technology. Alion also supported revision or development of military standards and specifications, problem solving techniques, or verification/validation of solution sets and protocols.

 

Functional Area - 3.7 Reliability, Maintainability and Availability (RM&A) Support

 

Zones 1 & 2: Alion applies engineering, scientific, and analytical disciplines to ensure that systems and platforms RM&A requirements are integrated with the system design, development and life cycle sustainment resulting in war fighting capabilities that function effectively when required and that detection and correction of design deficiencies, weak parts, and workmanship defects that affect functionality are implemented.

 

Functional Area - 3.8 Human Factors, Performance and Usability Engineering Support

 

Zone 2:  Alion developed performance evaluation, workload assessment, and decision support tool for assessing HSI aspects of Navy and commercial ship designs. ISMAT was specifically designed for use in the concept exploration phase of the system acquisition cycle and will help analysts evaluate different manning concepts in terms of system performance, operator workload, and cost. The tool contains situational awareness, human error, and visualization components and includes a large database of predecessor system maintenance, equipment and job data. ISMAT will help designers assess the impact of reduced manning levels on performance in various dimensions of the systems.  ISMAT users will evaluate and trade-off these factors to determine the ultimate success of the system in terms of human performance, cost and safety risk.

 

Functional Area - 3.10 Configuration Management (CM) Support

 

Zones 4 & 6: Alion developed and maintained configuration data, including coordinating technical analysis, helping with developing government cost estimates, evaluating industry DRLs, and conducting research to answer industry questions. Alion assisted with providing Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) inputs, technical review and documentation, contract language changes, draft specification change language and status of actions and decision for JHSV Configuration Control Board (CCB).

 

Functional Area - 3.12 Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT) Support

 

Zones 2, 4 & 5:  Alion personnel serve as the primary technical advisors to the Chief, BCTB on all matters concerning systems integration, operational and security matters, use of simulation models and federations in support of battle command training and exercises, and all other technical issues surrounding digital systems. Because many of the exercises conducted in the BCTB are classified, Alion manages operational and security requirements across the organization, to include physical, system, and personnel security and information assurance (IA).

 

Functional Area - 3.14 Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support

 

Zone 3:  Alion is providing independent and objective technical and analytical support in the definition, conduct, and determination of operational effectiveness and suitability for DoD and Navy acquisition and fleet introduction decisions. Alion provides COMOPTEVFOR with test support for total ship programs such as the LCS and to the numerous command, control, communications, computers and information (C4I) systems integrated on complex platforms. Alion provided pertinent OT support for individual sensor and C4I programs, and performed these relevant T&E tasks: documentation review, test planning support, OT design, test operations support, test analysis and reporting, and program management support.

 

Functional Area - 3.15 Measurement Facilities, Range, and Instrumentation Support

 

Zones 4 and 7:  Alion’s test operators and network engineers designed and setup several network architectures for test events and have played a key role in testing the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) architecture at Fort Hood, Fort Lewis, and Fort Stewart.  These events were preceded by proof of concept events at Fort Gordon and Fort Monmouth. TTEC implemented simulation systems into satellite networks to generate tactical messages, application and VoIP traffic; created an Instrumentation Network and researched various VoIP protocols to include SCCP and H323 and implemented collection points in Win-T LUT. Alion operates the IO RANGE in the SCIF, which is operated by our personnel, brings transformational Informational Operations (IO) capabilities to OTC that provides a robust distributed Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) environment for operational tests. All personnel supporting IMASE/ISSS maintain TS/SCI clearance and operate modeling and simulation support at that level in addition to supporting OTC lower levels, as required.

 

Functional Area - 3.16 Logistics Support

 

Zone 6:  Alion provides logistics support to include logistics planning, systems analysis, requirements analysis, and financial planning. Alion refines the expected weight and volume for outfitting parts and consumables, and provides assistance on the conduct of a Performance Based Logistics study that will make recommendations to the users. Alion supports integration of all logistics activities from design development to production and life-cycle support analyses. This includes configuration management (CM), developing a Common Support Strategy, and providing a draft ILS Plan.

 

Functional Area - 3.17 Supply and Provisioning Support

 

Zone 6:  Alion provides naval architecture design/engineering support to NAVSEA and PEO SHIPS organizations in support of CLF, Auxiliary, and special mission ships and has done so since 1987. This supports ACAT I, II, and III programs, which encompass R&D, testing, construction and provisioning of numerous classes of naval Auxiliary ships.

 

Functional Area - 3.20 Program Support

 

Zone 6:  Alion assists in drafting milestone and acquisition documents, including the CDD, TEMP, C4I Support Plan, Manpower Estimate, Risk Assessment, PESHE, and Independent Logistics Assessment as well as integrated schedules to support preparations for ASN RDA and USD AT&L review. Alion assists with the development of the various briefing materials to support Program Reviews, U.S. Navy and Department of Defense (DoD) budget reviews, Quarterly Execution Reviews (QERs), Gate Reviews and other data calls. Alion also integrated Earned Value (EV), Program Management, and Production efforts for the QER.

 

Functional Area - 3.21.1 Clerical and Administrative Support

 

Zone 2:  In the area of administrative and operational support for the Director and his staff, Alion personnel controlled and managed classified documents and acquired classified document courier cards while managing staffing and coordinating Staff Action Control Office and Joint Action Control Office tasking, The coordinated Directorate briefings for key leaders; and drafting information and discussion papers, executive summaries, and slides on various aspects of M&S, T&E, technology, and experimentation. They obtained Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) capability for customers and assisted in physical security inspections and assessments.

 

Functional Area - 3.21.2 Analytical and Organizational Assessment Support

 

Zone 2:  Alion provided organizational analysis for our Army customer and developed and staffed the Army G-3 FA 57 (Simulation Operations Officer) Implementation Plan. Alion also assisted Army Commands (ACOM) with clarifying guidance and in the implementation of a CSA-signed memorandum announcing FA 57 re-code and Additional Skill Identifier (ASI) coding in select units. They initiated a training management plan that led to the development of several training management policies; drafted a Simulation Proponent Division Education Strategy for FA 57 and CP 36; and routinely performed analysis on The Army Authorization Documentation System-Redesign (TAADS-R) and the Personnel Management Authorization Document. They regularly met with the Army Human Resources Command FA 57 assignment managers on FA 57 officer issues and performed other personnel support functions for FA 57 officers, such as conducting Officer Records Brief reviews and assisting FA 57 officers selected for Advanced Civil Schooling with school coordination.  In support of the stand-up of CP 36, they assisted our Army customer in obtaining the support of the Army G-1 and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs senior leadership for approval of CP 36; drafted generic position descriptions; briefed the ACOMs; drafted, revised and edited CP 36 ACTEDS input; and coordinated access to the Workforce Analysis Support System and Civilian Forecasting System training.

 

Functional Area - 3.21.2 Analytical and Organizational Assessment Support

 

Zone 2:  Alion provided organizational analysis for our Army customer and developed and staffed the Army G-3 FA 57 (Simulation Operations Officer) Implementation Plan. Alion also assisted Army Commands (ACOM) with clarifying guidance and in the implementation of a CSA-signed memorandum announcing FA 57 re-code and Additional Skill Identifier (ASI) coding in select units. They initiated a training management plan that led to the development of several training management policies; drafted a Simulation Proponent Division Education Strategy for FA 57 and CP 36; and routinely performed analysis on The Army Authorization Documentation System-Redesign (TAADS-R) and the Personnel Management Authorization Document. They regularly met with the Army Human Resources Command FA 57 assignment managers on FA 57 officer issues and performed other personnel support functions for FA 57 officers, such as conducting Officer Records Brief reviews and assisting FA 57 officers selected for Advanced Civil Schooling with school coordination.  In support of the stand-up of CP 36, they assisted our Army customer in obtaining the support of the Army G-1 and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs senior leadership for approval of CP 36; drafted generic position descriptions; briefed the ACOMs; drafted, revised and edited CP 36 ACTEDS input; and coordinated access to the Workforce Analysis Support System and Civilian Forecasting System training.

 

Functional Area - 3.22 Public Affairs and Multimedia Support

 

Zone 3:  Provided Professional Services in the areas of communication integration & strategy, media relations, community outreach/relations, visual information systems and imagery marketing, PA professional and community development, capabilities integration development, Communication Information Environment (CIE) management and training, and public information materials development and production for CHINFO Headquarters and NAVCO.  The work objectives to be performed under this contract are to provide related specialties and corporate capabilities for services, studies, analytical support, integration, and implementation of the broad spectrum of public affairs issues, policies, and procedures.  In addition, we facilitate communications in response to congressional inquiries, industry symposia, and other public awareness events.