The US Navy has awarded an $84.7m contract to technology solutions provider Alion Science and Technology to support the navy’s naval sea systems (NAVSEA) command information officer (CIO).

Under the contract the company will provide support to NAVSEA CIO by consolidating and enhancing key IT systems, including the NAVSEA intranet.

The company will supervise the changeover process of NAVSEA Legacy applications into the navy-marine corps intranet programme.

The support also helps NAVSEA in specifying design standards and requirements for its next-generation enterprise network.

The NAVSEA is consolidating all of their external websites and migrating to single-point hosting and the company will direct this process under an information portal called I-NavSea.

Alion senior strategic operations group vice president and manager Timer Keenan said that the contract improves technical efficiency, IT security, reduces costs and provides enhanced integration of all NAVSEA enterprise IT functions and assets.

The contract has one base year and an option for year and three award term years.

General Dynamics IT, Infosoft, Pac Solutions, Information Innovators and Imagine One have teamed up with Alion to accomplish the task order.