Alion Announces Strategic Alliance with Grand ISS

Global Technology Solutions Firm and Investigative and Security Company Agree to Develop and Deliver Risk Management and Security Solutions

September 28, 2005—McLean, VA
- Alion Science and Technology announced today it had signed a strategic marketing agreement with GRAND ISS, a full service investigative and security company. Under the agreement, the two companies can develop a wide range of investigative, intelligence, financial, security, and technology solutions designed to reduce risks, resolve problems, and provide end-to-end customized support to customers in both the government and commercial sectors. Alion provides technology solutions to the DoD, civilian government and industry. GRAND ISS specializes in such areas as risk management, litigation support, and corporate/homeland security worldwide

“The importance of access to reliable information and ongoing security is fundamental to the operating culture of any business,” said Kenneth Siegman, Senior Vice President and Alion’s JJMA Maritime and Industrial Engineering Group Manager. “Alion’s technical innovations and forensic expertise can be directly embedded into the investigative solutions GRAND ISS markets.” He added, “We view our commitment to work together with GRAND ISS in this specialty area as a positive step for long-term growth.” Siegman said that the companies expect to pursue opportunities both in the US and globally.

GRAND ISS’ President, Ralph V. Frasca, Jr., noted that this agreement is a major step forward for the industry, saying, “Our strategic relationship sets the stage for science innovation and investigation to converge.” He explained that Alion’s extensive capabilities significantly strengthens GRAND ISS’ existing corporate, legal, and insurance service components. “The integration of Alion’s and GRAND ISS’ services position us with the most effective and comprehensive solutions for virtually every major industry sector, including land, sea, and air transportation; energy; manufacturing; medical and pharmaceuticals; computer technology; banking and financial markets; food and agriculture; and construction,” Frasca said, adding, “As our capabilities grow, so do our reach and momentum.”

About Alion
Alion Science and Technology is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers. Building on almost 70 years of R&D and engineering experience, Alion brings innovation and insight to multiple business areas: defense operations; modeling & simulation; wireless communication; industrial technology; chemical, biological, nuclear & environmental sciences; information technology; and naval architecture & marine engineering. Based in McLean, Virginia, Alion has more than 2600 employee-owners at major offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide. For more information, call 877.771.6252 or visit Alion online at www.alionscience.com

About GRAND ISS
GRAND ISS is a privately owned, full service investigative and security corporation that delivers customized solutions to multi-industry corporations, law firms, insurance companies, governments, individual clients, and non-profit entities worldwide. Employing experienced professionals in every investigative and security niche, forensic experts, and state-of-the-art technologies, GRAND ISS reduces clients’ exposure to risk and maximizes successful resolution of investigation and litigation matters. Strategic relationships bring a unique array of service capabilities that multiply GRAND’S effectiveness, improve marketing efforts, and drive growth initiatives in public and private entities in diverse industries. GRAND ISS is based in St. Petersburg, FL. For more information, call 727.797.6545 or visit online at www.grandiss.com.

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