Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a $51 million task order to provide radio spectrum studies, measurements, transitions, certification and licensing for the Air Force Spectrum Management Office.
This task order is also being co-sponsored by the Army Research Lab and the Defense Department’s Office of the Chief Information Officer.
The contract calls for Alion to conduct studies and measurements to identify opportunities for early Advanced Wireless Services-3 network deployment and to develop recommendations to enhance DOD’s compliance with AWS-3 transition requirements.
These studies will bolster the government’s ability to complete spectrum relocation, assess any potential sharing arrangements, and complete transitions without compromising operational capability, said Alion Senior Vice President and General Manager Alan Dietrich.
“Ensuring AF and DoD systems are not compromised during this transition is critical to maintaining electromagnetic spectrum superiority over our adversaries,” he said.
The AWS-3 frequency bands are of particular importance to DOD because of their use at test and training installations for the development of weapons systems and warfighter preparedness.
The contract also calls for Alion to assess whether national and international regulatory, policy, legislative proposals, or executive orders negatively impact DOD’s ability to meet national security and mission requirements.