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Alion Awarded GSA Alliant IT Integration Contract
[August 01, 2007]

Alion Awarded GSA Alliant IT Integration Contract

MCLEAN, Va. --(Business Wire)-- Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions company, today announced it has been awarded the GSA's Alliant contract, a government-wide acquisition contract (GWAC) to provide IT integration services to the federal government. The 10-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract (five year base with one five year option) has a maximum value of $50 Billion. Alion was one of 29 prime contractors given awards out of a total 66 bidders.

Alliant gives civilian and defense agencies access to the latest, most effective technologies and solutions. One of the drivers for the contract was the need for compliance with emerging policies and initiatives from the Office of Management and Budget as well as the Federal Enterprise Architecture and the Federal Information Security Management Act.

"The government is demanding more effective IT solutions that can help them achieve their missions by streamlining processes, improving efficiency and limiting the duplication of effort," said Bahman Atefi, Alion's Chief Executive Officer. "We have a long-standing history of delivering technology solutions that draw on our engineering, R&D and management strengths, so we can help our government customers improve business processes, contain costs and get the greatest benefit from their investment in technology."

Stacy Mendler, Alion's Chief Operating Officer, said the Alliant contract gives the government a powerful tool for obtaining technology. "Alliant gives the government a simpler, cost-effective way to acquire enterprise-focused IT solutions. It will speed up the acquisition process and help ensure that each agency can meet new standards and challenges," she explained.

About Alion Science and Technology

Alion Science and Technology (pronounced: ah-LYE-un) is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers. Building on 70 years of R&D and engineering experience, Alion brings innovation and insight to multiple business areas: defense operations; modeling & simulation; wireless communication; industrial technology; chemical, biological, nuclear & environmental sciences; information technology; and naval architecture and marine engineering. Based in McLean, Virginia, Alion has employee-owners at major offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide. For more information, call 877.771.6252 or visit Alion online at

This press release contains information about management's view of Alion's future expectations, plans and prospects that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of risk factors and uncertainties discussed in documents periodically filed by Alion with the SEC. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.

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