Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Selects ARES’ Security Optimization Services and AVERT Software in Support of its WMD Mission

November 10, 2010

BURLINGAME, Calif., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — ARES Corporation, the leading provider of intelligent security optimization tools and services for defense installations, maritime ports, critical national infrastructure, and homeland defense, today announced that Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has selected ARES Corporation’s security optimization tools and services to support the DTRA Operations Enterprise, Nuclear Support Directorate.

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The mission of DTRA is to safeguard the United States and its allies from Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high explosives) by providing capabilities to reduce, eliminate, and counter the threat and mitigate its effects.

DTRA selected ARES to develop the AVERT software tool in 1999 and, after a successful initial implementation of AVERT beginning in 2007, requested ARES perform a nuclear enterprise-wide assessment with AVERT. ARES was chosen due to its ability to provide a standardized, quantitative approach to security risk assessment. AVERT will provide DTRA enterprise-wide physical security system vulnerability assessment to enable risk-informed decision making, optimize cost, and analyze performance strategies. To support its complex needs, DTRA will use a full-range of ARES services, AVERT training courses, software licenses, and support for Verification, Validation and Accreditation (VV&A) of the AVERT software.

“We are pleased that DTRA selected ARES security optimization services and the AVERT product,” said Dr. William Vantine, President of ARES Corporation. “Given DTRA’s rigorous requirements, ARES is the only vendor to provide the specialized knowledge, experience, and capabilities that DTRA needs to increase efficiency while optimizing costs to ensure proper vulnerability assessments. We are proud of our relationship with DTRA, and we look forward to our continued working relationship.”

About ARES Corporation

ARES Corporation provides technology solutions in the areas of risk management, project management, information technology, and engineering to government agencies and contractors, and Fortune 1000 companies. ARES Corporation has more than 700 employees and more than 20 offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.arescorporation.com/security.

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