$97M to Alion for Navy Media Relations, IT Support
Alion Science and Technology in McLean, VA received a $97 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract to provide the Chief of Navy Information Office (CHINFO) with media relations, community outreach, visual information systems, information technology support, Web site portal management, and business case analysis development and assessment, as well as management and public relations for Fleet Week.
The Pentagon recently launched an official blogging platform at DODLive.mil, and US Forces Afghanistan has launched a social networking strategy that extends to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Where do Alion’s efforts fit in?
Alion will be providing IT support to – and hopefully improving – Navy Web sites, implementing blogging, and setting up events where deployed sailors can e-mail or webcam their families. Alion may also implement systems that help with communications workflow and distribution, and may leverage commercial or commercial-style technology to keep both sailors and the public informed of Navy activities, according to a company spokesman.
Under the contract, Alion will develop strategies and tactical plans, produce communications materials and support community outreach programs and events. Subcontractors include Delta Resources, The Minor Group and Vox Optima. The contract (N00189-09-D-Z034) runs for 1 base year, with 4 one-year options.
CHINFO is responsible for coordinating, planning and implementing public affairs policies and programs, visual information services and community relations efforts for all naval fleets and forces. Alion release.