MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy announced it has contracted Virginia-based Alion Science and Technology for logistics management support of the Navy Strategic Mobility Office.
Alion is a technology solutions company offering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense among other clients. Under the $2.6 million contract Alion will lead the Naval Operational Logistics Support Center’s project to stand up the mobility office, which is responsible for deployment planning and execution for all naval forces.
“Alion has become a key contributor to NOLSC in effectively and efficiently providing logistics support to the Navy,” said Greg Bryant, Alion senior vice president and manager of the Integrated Solutions Group, in a statement. “Next year, in addition to the planning and stand-up of the Navy Strategic Mobility Office project, we will also begin working with all Navy deployable forces to ensure their logistics data and type unit characteristics are accurate.”
As the Navy transitions to planning and operating in a joint force deployment environment from a service-centric deployment philosophy, Alion will be responsible over the course of the 18-month contract for writing the Navy’s comprehensive Force Deployment Planning and Execution policy and the Navy Tactics, Techniques and Procedures guidance.