Report: Private Companies Ramp Up R&D Investments

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Many private defense contractors in the U.S. have increased their investments in research and development initiatives, Defense News reported Sunday. Zachary Fryer-Biggs writes public defense vendors largely spend between 1 abd 2 percent of sales on new ideas and technologies. Private firms such as Alion Science and Technology are boosting their R&D investments by up to 20 percent, according to...

Alion Wins $43M Navy Operational Test Services IDIQ Spot; Greg Bryant Comments

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Alion Science and Technology Inc. has won a position on a $43 million contract to provide test and evaluation services for a U.S. Navy program to assess various systems. The company will help the Navy review acquisition system documents and build integrated assessment frameworks, , Alion said Wednesday. Alion will also help compile plans and reports under the commander operational test and evaluation...

Alex Heidt Joins Alion As SVP, GM

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Alex Heidt Alex Heidt, a former senior vice president within Harris Corp.’s information technology services business, has joined Alion Science and Technology as an SVP and general manager, GovCon Wire has learned. Heidt previously led business development for Harris’ IT services business and earlier served as VP of Air Force programs, where he oversaw profit and loss functions and business...

Alion Wins $136M For NAVSEA Program Mgmt, Engineering

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Alion Science & Technology holds a potential $136,126,929 contract to provide program management, engineering and other professional support services to a Naval Sea Systems Command directorate. Alion won a $63,782,673 modification to continue work under a SEAPORT-e contract vehicle task order before the Navy awards new follow-on work, the Defense Department said Thursday. Work will include logistics,...

Alion To Analyze Defense Dept Spectrum Usage; Charlie Fletcher Comments

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Alion Science and Technology has won a $1.5 million task order contract from the U.S. Defense Department to study potential affects of reassigning or sharing spectrum used for communications, the company said Friday. The company will analyze radio frequency spectrum used by the military that the commercial sector wants to acquire to increase broadband capacity. “As commercial communications technologies...

Alion Wins $183M For F-35, AF Acquisition Support

Alion Science and Technology has won a $183,441,738 U.S. Air Force contract modification to provide acquisition support to the Air Force’s secretary for acquisition and the F-35 program office. The Defense Department said this contract involves foreign military sales agreements with Israel, Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Spain. Work will occur in Arlington, Va. through Dec. 31, 2015...

GovCon Wire’s September Executive Move Roundup Tallies 21 Across GovCon

The month of September produced a relatively even distribution of executive moves at government contracting firms across company leadership posts and executive positions in financial, contracts and legal operations. In all, GovCon Wire covered 21 executive moves during September. Check out the wide range below. Leadership Parsons promoted Mary Ann Hopkins to lead government services, including global...

Alion Wins $542M For Navy Submarine Engineering Support; Rod Riddick Comments

Alion Science and Technology has won a potential $542 million contract to provide technical and management support services for U.S. Navy submarines, the company announced Thursday. The company will provide the branch’s Team Submarine program offices with engineering, logistics, program management and business and financial management. Alion has worked with the submarine force for decades, said...

Alion to Provide Navy Warfare Systems With Finance, Systems Engineering Support

The U.S. Navy has awarded Alion Science and Technology an $8,256,758 undefinitized contract modification for professional support services for integrated warfare systems. Alion will provide subject matter experts, budget and finance support and systems engineering support. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C., and is expected to be completed by September 2012. The Naval Sea Systems Command,...

Alion Wins $47M Contract to Provide Air Force R&D for Ballistic Missile Defense

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Alion Science and Technology a $47,595,013 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery requirements contract. The company will continue to research and develop ballistic missile defense technologies, including upgrades of training systems and combat system requirements. Work will be performed in Chicago, Ill. The Air Force Materiel Command‘s enterprise sourcing group, Offutt...

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