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Expanding Geospatial Capabilities for Greater Readiness

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Up-to-the-minute “geospatial” data, such as topographical information, terrain, roads and the effects of the weather and time of day, is a key element of battlefield intelligence.

To help the Army better manage, analyze and share geospatial data, Alion has a team working on-site at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Army Geospatial Center (AGC). Alion engineers have built numerous terrain databases for AGC, some in the excess of 1,000-geocells, and supported the development of the Ground-Warfighter Geospatial Model to enable dissimilar military systems to work together more easily and accurately.

Alion played a significant role in the Army’s Network Integration Evaluation (NIE), hosting the NIE Geospatial Integrated Product Team and providing the foundation for integrating Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) Simulations. Plus, the NIE team, a mix of government and Alion employees, earned the Army Modeling and Simulation Office Award for Acquisition in 2012.