Cybersecurity support for USAF weapons systems gets $75 million task orderNews
July 31, 2020
MCLEAN, Va. Engineering firm Alion Science and Technology has won a $75 million task order to support the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's (AFLCMC) Fighters & Advanced Aircraft Directorate and Bombers Directorate (AFLCMC/WA and AFLCMC/WB, respectively), which provide state-of-the-art technical support for every U.S. Air Force (USAF) fighter and bomber weapon system currently in the USAF inventory supporting U.S. joint services and several foreign military partners.
Under the terms of the task order, Alion will define, develop, and analyze acquisition, sustainment, cybersecurity, and resiliency strategies for researching, developing, producing, fielding, and sustaining major weapon systems and subsystems. Alion is also tasked with helping the directorate to modify existing weapon systems and subsystems to meet the needs of the USAF, U.S. joint services, and coalition partners.
Deliverables under the 60-month contract, according to information from Alion, will additionally define, develop, and inform the Air Force's capability development and acquisition planning pertaining to research, procurement, fielding, and sustainment efforts and will be applicable in the future to the Fighters & Advanced Aircraft and Bombers Directorates portfolio programs plus to other Air Force, Navy, Army, and Pentagon programs.