The US Navy has awarded a new five-year indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to Alion Science and Technology for worldwide communications and media support services.
The cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple-award contract has been awarded by the Chief of Naval Information Command (CHINFO).
It is intended to enable the service to maintain its presence in the media and public communications, while ensuring the required operational security capability.
Alion Science and Technology senior vice-president and Rapid Solutions Group (RSG) head Vince Stammetti said: “In this digital age, the navy must be able to monitor communications that could impact its mission, while developing a communication plan and supporting media requests.
“We are honoured to continue this partnership to support CHINFO across many tasks, including assessing the navy’s social media presence and helping to define training for the navy’s public affairs officers.”
The company will be responsible for supporting the CHINFO’s operations across five primary areas under the deal, namely media relations, communications integrations and strategy, community outreach, visual information support, and professional and community development facilitation.
The current agreement includes an additional four option years, which if exercised would take the total value of the deal to $34m.
Work on the project will be carried out at a variety of different sites across the US.
The contract is a task order vehicle that provides the US Navy with the flexibility to award specific support items to the team of contractors supporting the efforts.