MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In an era of evolving threats and constrained resources, Federal agencies must employ a comprehensive approach to security and prioritize those measures that can reduce risk. To this end, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Interagency Security Committee (ISC) has certified CounterMeasures®, from engineering and technology firm Alion Science and Technology, as the first DoD-sponsored tool for risk assessment and analysis of federal facilities not located on a military base.
A scalable, web-based program, CounterMeasures addresses a wide range of threats and security domains, including physical security, operations security and information security. The system analyzes user inputs to assess specific security risks and identify means to mitigate them.
“The ISC’s certification of CounterMeasures directly addresses the need for an analytical approach to protecting the people and resources located at off-base Federal locations,” said Terri Spoonhour, Alion Senior Vice President and Manager of the Distributed Simulation Group. “CounterMeasures application is designed to provide Federal agencies with a holistic view of their risk posture, allowing them to address critical threats while still achieving cost-savings wherever possible.”
CounterMeasures now includes the DHS ISC standards that are intended to ensure that security measures include the appropriate level of protection. The incorporation of these guidelines into Alion’s CounterMeasures software is the latest addition to the technology’s range of analytical modules, including those for cyber security, insider threat protection, chemical industry security, and other areas.
To learn more about security solutions built on Alion’s CounterMeasures software, visit www.countermeasures.com.
About Alion Science and Technology
Alion Science and Technology Corporation delivers advanced engineering, technology and operational solutions to strengthen national security. For customers in defense, civilian government and commercial industries, Alion’s rapid engineered solutions support smarter decision-making and enhanced readiness in quickly-changing environments. Building on 80 years of innovation, Alion turns obstacles into opportunities to help customers achieve their missions. Alion employees are located at offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide. For more information, visit www.alionscience.com.