Alion engineering experts will present two papers at the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) 2017 Intelligent Ships Symposium (ISS) to be held in Philadelphia May 24-25. This year’s Symposium’s theme is “Smart Ships-Smart Processes.”
The presentations cover critical issues for the safety and security of navy ships and ship systems. “Have Security Processes Been Made Too Complicated on Purpose?” looks at the new Risk Management Framework and its impact on the accreditation process. “Modeling Survivability Assessments as Part of Early Stage Naval Ship Design” investigates the need for an integrated approach that takes place up front in the design process, helping improve the safety and survivability of the crew, ship and mission.
The ASNE 2017 Intelligent Ships Symposium (ISS) will be held in Philadelphia May 24-25. Alion will be exhibiting in Booth A.
For details, visit: http://www.navalengineers.org/Symposia/ISS-2017
How can agencies spot vetted personnel who plan to steal, corrupt or leak sensitive information? Technologies – from language parsing tools to personality mapping apps can spot at-risk employees. But while these tools can analyze data and look for patterns, humans need to make the call. Combining software strategies with person-to-person interactions can help ensure the safety of your people and your data… before an incident occurs.
Alion counterintelligence expert Dan McGarvey looks at issues and answers surrounding insider threats in his article, “Assessing the Mind of the Malicious Insider,” published by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) and reported on by Defense One. Click here to read more.
Military, police forces, and other government agencies have used unmanned ground robots for many years to go into harsh environments that may be unsafe for humans. Unfortunately, many of these robots, while essential, have proven to be expensive and to have long-term reliability issues. To address this challenge, Realion Robotics was formed to deliver proven, reliable technology with greater value than has been offered by others to address evolving threats and the needs of military operators.
Realion Robotics is a joint venture that combines the expertise of Alion Science and Technology, a U.S.-based engineering and technology firm with an 80-year history supporting warfighters, and Reamda, Ltd. of Ireland, which brings decades of experience delivering unmanned ground robotic systems for use in the most difficult conditions.
Check out the range of capabilities at www.realionrobotics.com. And see for yourself at https://youtu.be/-ltlq_8JVXM.
Artificial intelligence and cyber-attacks get the headlines, but the future of defense – and deterrence – is more than robots and high-tech weapons. Three leaders of the World Economic Forum look at how technology, social issues and more are poised to transform international security. Alion CTO Christopher Zember, another thought-leader at the World Economic Forum, contributes his ideas to this insightful article.
Read the full story at the World Economic Forum’s site.
Wireless spectrum is a finite resource affecting everything from cell phones to satellites to military radar. Balancing the need for commercial innovation with the demands of national security means taking a hard look at technology, economics and policy.
Alion’s Karl Nebbia looks at all sides of the issues and makes them easier to understand as he talks with Dan Meyer of RCR Wireless on the “Carrier Wrap” webcast.
Watch the video interview at the RCR Wireless site
For more on Alion's wireless spectrum solutions, click here.