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Event: ASIS 2017 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (Booth:4295) Dallas, TX September 26-28 2017

"Where the Security Industry Convenes

For more than six decades, ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017) has been the premier event for security professionals worldwide, providing industry-leading education, countless business connections, and the latest security solutions. In 2017, we will continue to build our reputation of excellence, while infusing the event with excitement, energy, and innovation."

 

Thanks for stopping by the Alion CounterMeasures booth! Contact us to learn more!

 

For more details, visit the event website at: https://securityexpo.asisonline.org/.

 
Article: Alion’s CounterMeasures® Software Receives Federal Certification for Risk Assessment of Off-Base Facilities October 13, 2016

In an era of evolving threats and constrained resources, Federal agencies must employ a comprehensive approach to security and prioritize those measures that can reduce risk. To this end, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Interagency Security Committee (ISC) has certified CounterMeasures®, from engineering and technology firm Alion Science and Technology, as the first DoD-sponsored tool for risk assessment and analysis of federal facilities not located on a military base.

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A scalable, web-based program, CounterMeasures addresses a wide range of threats and security domains, including physical security, operations security and information security. The system analyzes user inputs to assess specific security risks and identify means to mitigate them.

 

“The ISC’s certification of CounterMeasures directly addresses the need for an analytical approach to protecting the people and resources located at off-base Federal locations,” said Terri Spoonhour, Alion Senior Vice President and Manager of the Distributed Simulation Group. “CounterMeasures application is designed to provide Federal agencies with a holistic view of their risk posture, allowing them to address critical threats while still achieving cost-savings wherever possible.”

 

CounterMeasures now includes the DHS ISC standards that are intended to ensure that security measures include the appropriate level of protection. The incorporation of these guidelines into Alion’s CounterMeasures software is the latest addition to the technology’s range of analytical modules, including those for cyber security, insider threat protection, chemical industry security, and other areas.

 

The original article may be found here.

 
Event: ASIS 2016 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits Orlando, FL September 12 - 15, 2016

Security professionals from 109 countries gathered in Orlando, September 12–15, for the ASIS International 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2016), the profession’s most comprehensive education program and security marketplace. The event attracted more than 22,000 registrants, representing 10% growth from the previous year. Keynotes by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh C. Johnson and FBI Director James B. Comey underscored key conference themes, specifically the rise of lone wolf attacks, the risk of a cyberattack on critical infrastru?cture?, and the need for greater public-private sector collaboration.

Thanks, to all those who stopped by to learn about Alion's CounterMeasures risk analysis solutions.

 

For more details, visit the event website at: https://securityexpo.asisonline.org/.

 
Event: ASIS 2015 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits Anaheim, CA September 28 - 30, 2015

ASIS 2015 is the world’s most influential security conference and trade show and brings 20,000 security professionals together for four jam-packed days featuring:

  • More than 200 operational and information security education sessions covering the full range of issues, from counter-terrorism to malware to threats from unmanned vehicles​
  • Hands-on access to the world's best security marketplace featuring cutting-edge security products and service innovations from 600+ exhibitors
  • Outstanding networking events — from the opening welcome reception to the spectacular President's Reception to the closing evening's Foundation Night

Thanks, to all those who stopped by to learn about Alion's CounterMeasures risk analysis solutions.

 

For more details, visit the event website at: https://securityexpo.asisonline.org/.

 
Event: ASIS 2014 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits Atlanta, GA September 29 - October 3, 2014

The CounterMeasures Team was in Atlanta for ASIS, to introduce our latest offerings.
Thanks to all atttendees who stopped by to speak with our risk analysis experts and saw a demonstration!

 

For more information: https://www.asisonline.org

 
Article: CCAT - CounterMeasures launches its much anticipated
commercial release for the Chemical Industry
July 30, 2014

Alion Launches Risk Assessment Solution for the Chemical Industry Based on Technology Developed for DHS

New CounterMeasures Enterprise Security Tool Analyzes and Models Risk and Vulnerabilities to Protect Vital Assets

 

The chemical industry is essential to the nation’s economy and security, but is constantly at risk from accidents, theft and terrorism. To help the industry identify and address these risks and vulnerabilities, Alion Science and Technology announced the release of its CounterMeasures Chemical Assessment Tool™ (CCAT). Based on technology developed for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), CCAT provides a standardized, easy-to-implement approach for conducting security assessments.

 

With CCAT, users can easily assess both hard assets (hardware, vehicles, etc.) and chemical assets. An all-hazards approach and a database of best practices ensure that assessments effectively model risk and vulnerability levels. CCAT can perform enterprise-wide analysis; its automated reporting tools help users quickly and efficiently determine organizational risk.

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CounterMeasures was the engine behind DHS’ Voluntary Chemical Assessment Tool (VCAT), which was also endorsed by the American Chemistry Council. DHS recently chose to transition VCAT to a fully commercial program operated by Alion.

 

“The risks facing the chemical industry daily can range anywhere from minor accidents to large-scale incidents, including terrorist threats, and these hazards can impact people and the environment along with the economy,” explained Terri Spoonhour, Alion Senior Vice President and manager of the Distributed Simulations Group. “The ability to identify vulnerabilities and model and quantify the level of risk can assist the industry in minimizing these risks, helping them safeguard vital assets throughout the supply chain.”

 

Original article may be found here.

 

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.

 

CCAT solutions are customized to each enterprise’s environment. For details, contact the CounterMeasures Risk Management Team at risk_mgt@alionscience.com or call 1-800.754.4204.

 
Event: ASIS 2013 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits Chicago, IL September 24-27, 2013

The CounterMeasures Team presented in Chicago at ASIS to demonstrate and highlight the newest version of our Risk Analysis tool. ASIS focused, "on the timely security solutions and up-to-date intelligence security professionals need to face tough challenges, mitigate risk, and keep them at the top of their game."

 

For more information, register here: https://securityexpo.asisonline.org/Pages/default.aspx

 
Event: Event: SARMA Annual Conference Arlington, VA Dec 11-13, 2012

Members from Alion's CounterMeasures Team exhibited at the 6th Annual Conference on Security Analysis & Risk Management. This conference draws a wide range of security professionals from federal government to private industry. For more information...

 

http://sarma.org/news/homepageboxes/6thannualconferenc2/

 
Event: ASIS 2012 58th Annual Seminar and Exhibits Philadelphia, PA September 10-13, 2012

The CounterMeasures Team was in Philadelphia for the annual ASIS tradeshow to exhibit the latest version of our Risk Analysis Software tool. We conducted live demonstrations and answered your questions about the latest upgrades and enhancements to our products.

 

http://www.asis2012.org


 
Article: Announcing CounterMeasures Upgrades! August 22-24, 2012

The Alion CounterMeasures team is proud to announce that CounterMeasures Risk Assessment Software as a Service has undergone a major upgrade.

 

That's good news for users like you. With this upgrade, there will be a brand new architecture focused on speed that will provide improved performance, security, and more responsive updates.

 

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Event: OPSEM 2012 Indianapolis, IN August 22-24, 2012

The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) held their annual OPSEM conference for chemical companies. They "provide(d) training and education on issues important to chemical distributors, manufacturers, warehouses, and service support companies." Maybe you saw us there supporting and demonstrating our chemical variant of CounterMeasures, VCAT.

 

See the NACD website http://www.nacd.com/events/opsem/home.aspx for more details.

 
2012 Chemical Sector Security Summit Baltimore MD July 31- August 1, 2012

The CounterMeasures chemical variant, the Voluntary Chemical Assessment Tool (VCAT) will be showcased again at this year's DHS Sponsored Chemical Sector Security Summit. The National Protection & Programs Directorate's Office of Infrastructure Protection (NPPD/IP) and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council are co-sponsoring the Summit.

 

To find out more or to register, visit http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1176736485793.shtm.

 
ACC ChemSecure Houston, TX June 11-14, 2012

In partnership with the US Department of Homeland Security, Alion's CounterMeasures Team attended the American Chemistry Council's ChemSecure Expo in Houston, TX. Representatives from DHS and Alion demonstrated the chemical variant of CounterMeasures, the Voluntary Chemical Assessment Tool (VCAT).

 

Visit www.chemsecureconference.org for more details.

 
SOCMA 2012 Northeast EHS&S Regional Roundtable Princeton, NJ May 15, 2012

The CounterMeasures Variant, VCAT (Voluntary Chemical Assessment Tool) wasdemonstrated and presented at the Society of Chemical Manufactures & Affiliates (SOCMA) Roundtable on May 15th. The Environmental, Health, Safety, & Security Roundtable is available for chemical companies to stay up-to-date on the latest tools and regulations and facilitate discussion on how to advance the program.

 

To register or find out more, visit: https://www.signup4.net/public/ap.aspx?EID=CHEM42E&OID=50

 
National OPSEC Conference Anaheim, CA May 7-10, 2012

Operations Security Collaboration ARchitecture (OSCAR), the CounterMeasures® derived Department of Homeland Security tool for Operations Security, was presented at the 23rd Annual National OPSEC Conference in Anaheim, California. The National OPSEC Conference is designed to provide training and networking opportunities for professionals in management, security, intelligence, infrastructure protection, counterintelligence, military operations, public safety and related fields.

 

For more information, visit https://www.iad.gov/ioss/department/opsec-conference-2010-10050.cfm

 
2012 Responsible Care Conference® & Expo Hollywood, FL April 29-May2, 2012

The DHS edition of CounterMeasures, VCAT (Voluntary Chemical Assessment Tool) which specializes in chemical safety and security, was presented at this year’s Responsible Care® Conference and Expo at the Westin Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, FL.  The 2012 conference has three main focus areas: The Responsible Care Strategic Review, Strengthening the Foundation of Responsible Care, and Linking Responsible Care and Industry Advocacy Priorities.

 

To find out more, or to register, visit http://www.cvent.com/events/2012-responsible-care-conference-expo/event-summary-e7ac0e162da64b31bce22d8d801cb552.aspx
 
5th Annual Enterprise Risk Management Conference Chicago, IL March 20-21, 2012

Alion's CounterMeasures Team was in Chicago in March to exhibit and attend the 5th Annual ERM Conference. The theme of the conference was: "Capitalizing on the Skills Essential to Sustain a Thriving Enterprise-Wide Risk Practice". The team presented a Case Study, demonstrated and answered questions about the Enterprise-wide solutions our tool provides.

 

Find out more at: http://www.marcusevans.com/marcusevans-conferences-event-details.asp?eventID=18642§orID=51#conference_focus.

 
2011 TISP Annual Infrastructure and Regional Resilience Conference Exhibitor Information National Harbor, MD November 30-December 1, 2011

Representatives from Alion's CounterMeasures team attended the 2011 TISP Annual Infrastructure and Regional Resilience Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. The theme of the conference was, "Design Resilience. Build Preparedness" and the CounterMeasures team was there to demonstrate and answer questions about our risk assessment software and enterprise infrastructure management software which when used in a collaborative framework provide nodal/system risk and enterprise risk and resiliency management.

 

For more information, visit http://tisp.org/index.cfm?pid=11824.

 
Event: ASIS International Seminar Orlando, FL September 19-22, 2011

Alion presented the latest version of our on-demand risk assessment software at this year's American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) Expo and Tradeshow.

 

For show details and registration, visit http://www.asis2011.org/Pages/Seminar-Home-Page.aspx.

 
Event: SARMA Annual Conference Arlington, VA September 13-15, 2011

Members from Alion's CounterMeasures team will be exhibiting at the 5th Annual Conference on Security Analysis and Risk Management presented by SARMA. The theme this year will be a retrospective look at security risk in the decade since the 9/11 attacks, and a detailed examination of what's in store in the coming years.

 

For show details and registration, visit http://sarma.org/news/homepageboxes/4thannualconferenc/

 
News Flash: New CounterMeasures SaaS Release September, 2010

Alion is deploying its most exciting iteration of CounterMeasures Risk Analysis Software to date. CounterMeasures® software as a service is more mobile and flexible than ever before.

Check out our latest CounterMeasures products today!

 
Event: NACD OPSEM Conference Sacramento, California August 23-26, 2011

The Alion CounterMeasures team attended the National Association of Chemical Distributors OPSEM Conference in Sacramento, CA from August 23-26th.

 

For more details, visit http://nacd.com/events/opsem/.

 
Event: SOCMA 2011 Chemical Sector Security Expo Baltimore, Maryland July 5-7, 2011

The DHS variant of CounterMeasures, VCAT, showcased at the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates' 2011 Chemical Sector Security Expo July 5-7 at the Hilton Baltimore. This event is "the largest gathering of chemical industry security professionals, meeting to exchange information and ideas as well as network with other security professionals throughout the chemical supply chain."

 

To find out more information, or to register, visit http://www.socma.com/events/index.cfm?eventCat=3.

 
Event: National OPSEC Conference Atlanta, Georgia May 16-20, 2011

The Operations Security version of CounterMeasures, OSCAR, was presented and demonstrated at the 2011 National OPSEC Conference in Atlanta, GA from May 16-20th. The National OPSEC Conference is designed to provide training and networking opportunities for professionals in management, security, intelligence, infrastructure protection, counterintelligence, military operations, public safety and related fields.

 

For more information, visit https://www.iad.gov/ioss/department/opsec-conference-2010-10050.cfm.

 
Article: Alion Delivers Chemical Assessment Version of CounterMeasures to DHS May 13, 2010

Read about the Voluntary Chemical Assessment http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1260467577301.shtm

 
Event: ASIS Security Expo New York, New York May 12, 2011

The Alion CounterMeasures team attended the ASIS NYC Security Expo at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on Thursday, May 12th. Look for us in the fall at the ASIS International show in Orlando!

 

For more information on ASIS trade shows, visit: http://www.asisnyc.org/2011EXPO/index.html

 
Event: ChemSecure Conference and Expo New Orleans, LA May 9-ll, 2011

The DHS Variant of Alion's CounterMeasures tool, VCAT (Voluntary Chemical Assessment Tool) was in New Orleans May 9-11th at the American Chemistry Council's ChemSecure Conference and Expo.

 

To find out more, visit http://www.chemsecureconference.org/ or follow the link to the VCAT website.

 
Event: American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Spring Meeting & 7th Global Congress on Process Safety Chicago, Illinois March 13-17, 2011

Alion recently showcased their CounterMeasures variant called Voluntary Chemical Assessment Tool (VCAT) at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Spring Meeting & 7th Global Congress on Process Safety.

 

For more information on the AIChE 2011 Spring meeting & 7th Global Congress on Process Safety, please visit the website: http://www.aiche.org/Conferences/SpringMeeting/index.aspx

 
Event: 2011 AETC Symposium San Antonio, Texas January 20-21, 2011

The Alion CounterMeasures team presented at the Expo educating attendees about our Decision Support Tools, eC2 Mobile Training and Learning Applications and SNIM (Software, Networks, Information, Modeling and Simulation) information.

 

AETC's symposium is an annual event that offers 3,500+ attendees a multitude of venues to learn about the current and future environments of recruiting, training and educating Airmen, along with operational and emerging topics and issues. Information is offered through two keynote speaker luncheons and 90+ individual breakout sessions/seminars organized by topic tracks. Additionally, the Alamo Chapter of the Air Force Association hosts an Exposition Hall offering 120+ military, industry and education exhibitors and vendors displaying leading edge capabilities and information.

 

For more information on the 2011 AETC Symposium, please visit the website:
http://www.aetcsymposium.com/symposium_2011/index.html

 
Event: AFCEA TechNet Asia-Pacific Honolulu, HI October 26-28, 2010

The Alion CounterMeasures team attended AFCEA's 25th Annual Conferenct & Exposition "C2 of Cyberspace – Key to Asia-Pacific’s Multinational Operations".

 
Event: ASIS International Seminar Dallas, TX October 12-15, 2010

The Alion CounterMeasures team educated attendees and was on-hand to take orders for CounterMeasures products at American Society of Industrial Security Expo (ASIS) 2010. This was the 10th ASIS that the CounterMeasures team has attended, but the first time CounterMeasures has been be available for sale in the SaaS editions.

 
Article: Alion wins Task Order to Deploy Army Standards and Automate Physical Security Information Collection and Processing February 08, 2010

Alion deployed the Army's Security Management System (CounterMeasures) (SMS(CM)). SMS(CM) is powered by Alion’s CounterMeasures® technology and assists members of the Army physical security community standardize and automate the process by which they collect and analyze physical security information. The $938,000 task order, awarded under the Modeling and Simulation Information Analysis Center (MSIAC) contract, includes system deployment and enhancements to the SMS(CM) tool.

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The Army is employing SMS(CM) to conduct physical security assessments of its resources. The implementation of the software provides the Army with a standardized process for information collection, storage and dissemination.

 

SMS(CM) enables Army physical security inspectors to conduct physical security inspections and risk analysis on laptop, desktop and tablet computers. Inspections are imported into the analysis module where inspectors examine the risks site-to-site by comparing assets, vulnerabilities, threats and mitigation options. Additionally, reports are automatically generated, and data generated from inspections is uploaded to a centralized location, giving Army officials visibility into the Department’s risks and physical security posture.

 

“By providing the Army with an enterprise visualization tool such as CounterMeasures, Alion is enabling Army leaders to evaluate and develop risk mitigation strategies in a timely manner and to set priorities based on the risk assessment,” said Rear Adm. Richard E. Brooks (USN, Ret.), Alion Senior Vice President and Manager of the Distributed Simulation Group. “The Army now has a framework to track security improvements and justify funding requirements.”

 

CounterMeasures is Alion’s solution for risk and vulnerability assessment. It streamlines the process of collecting, analyzing and managing physical and electronic security data, giving users the ability to respond quickly and intelligently.

 

The period of performance runs until February 19, 2012. Alion’s partners are HB5 Solutions and BLBidwell, LLC.

 

MSIAC, which is operated by Alion, is a U.S. Department of Defense Information Analysis Center that supports the modeling and simulation (M&S) community and provides broad support for M&S programs throughout the government. In addition, M&S University®, developed by Alion for the MSIAC, provides training on using M&S to make training, acquisition, logistics and experimentation more effective. MSIAC is staffed with subject-matter experts to provide users with focused, expert assistance and unbiased scientific, technical and operational support information.

 

MSIAC’s work is sponsored by the Defense Technical Information Center, 1901 N. Beauregard St., Suite 500, Alexandria, VA 22311.

 

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Article: Alion awarded task to deliver CounterMeasures to Help DoD Secure, Standardize and Automate Critical Information Protection December 01, 2009

McLean, VA – December 1, 2009 – Alion Science and Technology, a technology solutions company, was awarded a $2.8 million task order to enhance and support an Alion-developed secure, automated system that Department of Defense Operations Security (OPSEC) personnel use to collect, analyze and collaborate on critical information, vulnerabilities, and threat.

 

Awarded as a task order to the Navy Information Operations Command under the Modeling and Simulation Information Analysis Center (MSIAC) contract vehicle, Alion will address a common challenge facing OPSEC decision-makers across all services and Defense agencies. The challenge is to standardize OPSEC assessments and analysis in order to provide U.S. military forces with accurate data on their vulnerability posture in order to decrease their operational risk associated with information disclosure.

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To meet the challenge and improve situational awareness, Alion developed the Operations Security Collaboration ARchitecture (OSCAR). OSCAR is a secure, automated and standardized risk and vulnerability management program that aids OPSEC officers, assessors and analysts in the selection of appropriate countermeasures to meet leadership’s risk-level expectations.

 

“We believe that through the development and deployment of OSCAR, Alion has helped the OPSEC community take a major step forward. OSCAR enables OPSEC managers to identify critical information, analyze threats, assess vulnerabilities, analyze risks and apply countermeasures,” said RADM Dick Brooks, USN (Ret), Alion Senior Vice President and Manager of the Distributed Simulation Group. “We are supporting the DoD by providing a framework to track security implementation based on risk reduction.”

 

OPSEC is a DoD process that denies our adversaries access to our critical information. It determines whether critical or sensitive military information could be accessed and compiled into useful intelligence to benefit adversaries. Based on analysis of OPSEC data, countermeasures can be implemented to eliminate or reduce the risk associated with exploited information.

 

MSIAC, which is operated by Alion, is a U.S. Department of Defense Information Analysis Center that supports the modeling and simulation (M&S) community and provides broad support for M&S programs throughout the government. In addition, M&S University®, developed by Alion for the MSIAC, provides training on using M&S to make training, acquisition, logistics and experimentation more effective. MSIAC is staffed with subject-matter experts to provide users with focused, expert assistance and unbiased scientific, technical and operational support information.

 

MSIAC’s work is sponsored by the Defense Technical Information Center, 1901 N. Beauregard St., Suite 500, Alexandria, VA 22311.


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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