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Alion to support Army's geospatial work

Jan. 22, 2013 at 2:30 PM

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Army efforts to enhance its geospatial battlespace information and systems are to receive support from Alion Science and Technology.

Alion, under a three-year contract from the Defense Technical Information Weapon Systems Technology Information Analysis Center, will provide geospatial enterprise development, integration and evaluation services.

Included will be "generating policy and standards that will guide the use of geospatial data throughout the Army, developing geospatial data, supporting the testing of geospatially based systems and creating geospatial policy documents," the company said.

The contract is worth $24 million.

"Alion will help the Army to field geospatial enterprise-enabled systems and capabilities to improve efficiency and allow the sharing of geospatial data enterprise-wide," said Terri Spoonhour, group senior vice president and manager of the Distributed Simulation Group.

"These capabilities include such mission-critical applications as increasing battlefield situational awareness for operational forces across the Department of Defense, improving training and achieving a common operating environment within the Army Geospatial Enterprise."

The Army's Geospatial Enterprise acts as a center for analysis of geospatial information and imagery, including physical topographies and environmental elements.

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