Defense Technical Information Center Awards $34.9M to Alion Science and Technology

Alion Science and Technology was recently awarded a $34.9M Cyber Security MAC IAC indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ), Technical Area Task to provide the Joint Force with a full range of training application design, development, and maintenance support that includes a Joint Training Synthetic Environment (JTSE). The three-year contract, which was offered by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), in support of the Joint Staff J7, Deputy Director Joint Training (JS J7 DDJT), will focus on supporting the Joint Training Enterprise, which includes the combatant commands (CCMDs), services, agencies, industry, and multinational partners who are addressing joint war fighting and other challenges.

Alion will be providing a complete range of training application design, development, and maintenance support, including a scalable, open-source-architecture-enabled environment to support current and emerging Joint Training requirements. The modular, open systems architecture will provide the ability to enable operations and data exchange between simulations, regardless of their computing platform. This will enable the US armed forces to train themselves using the same scenarios, obstacles, and teamwork that they are expected to encounter on the battlefield.

“We’re excited to apply our 18 years of experience designing and supporting the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) to deliver a solution that keeps pace with an ever-changing operational landscape,” said senior vice president Terri Walker-Spoonhour, head of Alion’s Distributed Simulation Group (DSG). “Our goal is to help the DDJT train the Joint Force using an evolutionary approach to modeling and simulation development and integration that both stabilizes legacy solutions and modernizes the JTSE.”