Alion Science and Technology’s subsidiary Enlighten IT Consulting has been contracted to support the US Army’s Insider Threat (InT) mission.

The follow-on production Other Transaction Authority (OTA) agreement has been awarded by the US Army Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS).

It follows the successful completion of prototype OTA and will allow the company to keep working for a performance period of four years.

Under the $42.5m agreement, Enlighten is responsible for the supply of a cloud-based solution for InT mission.

Enlighten vice-president Steve Wagner said: “I am very pleased that we have been given the opportunity to continue and expand our support for our Army customer.

“This uninterrupted transition from prototype to follow-on production will allow the Army to rapidly deploy a solution in support of critical missions.”

PEO EIS manages and provides the information technology network and business systems required by the US Army and soldiers for daily operations.

It has a diverse portfolio of 37 programme offices and 71 acquisition programmes.

Last year, the army announced the development of new User Activity Monitoring (UAM) capabilities to support the establishment of InT programme.

Developed through an industry partnership under the Army’s Product Manager (PdM) Cyber Analytics and Detection (CAD), the UAM is a software-based, scalable solution designed to proactively prevent internal breaches of security.

Delivery of Phase one of the PdM CAD’s UAM prototype solution was planned to take place in mid-2019.

In September last year, Alion secured a task order to provide intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) services and integrated logistics support (ILS) for Combatant Commands (COCOMs).