Alion Science and Technology has unveiled a new tool based on technology the Department of Homeland Security uses to assess chemical facilities’ vulnerability to risks such as accidents, terrorism and theft.
“The risks facing the chemical industry daily can range anywhere from minor accidents to large-scale incidents, including terrorist threats, and these hazards can impact people and the environment along with the economy,” Terri Spoonhour, Alion senior vice president and manager of Alion’s distributed simulations group, said Wednesday.
According to the company, the CounterMeasures Chemical Assessment Tool can be used to identify threats and model the level of risk and vulnerability of both chemical and hard assets.
Spoonhour said this feature is intended limit the risks themselves.
Alion says that DHS uses the CounterMeasures engine in its Voluntary Chemical Assessment Tool.