Alion to support Army FCS ACE

April 7, 2009 at 10:33 AM

MCLEAN, Va., April 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has contracted Alion Science and Technology to operate and maintain the Future Combat Systems Advanced Collaborative Environment.

U.S. company Alion was awarded the task order as part of the Army's Logistics, Maintenance and Supply Support contract vehicle. Under the $4.35 million deal, Alion will provide the FCS ACE with development and operational support.

FCS ACE is an Army project using a secure Web-based environment where government and industry participants can collaborate. Alion will be expected to help streamline the collaborative environment's business processes and provide operational and maintenance support services.

"Alion's experts will support product management of information technology solutions and enterprise architecture development," Timer Keenan, Alion senior vice president and manager of the strategic operations group, said in a statement.

"The goal is to help Product Manager ACE continue supporting ongoing FCS ACE operations while at the same time planning for a future enterprise environment after FCS is fielded."

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