Alion Science and Technology hired Dr. Charles Massey
as the director of port and maritime security to lead the creation of a port security solution
for domestic and international ports. The Alion solution will focus on ports that do not currently have the support, staff and budget to screen cargo at the levels required to maintain port security and to trade internationally.
As an internationally recognized expert in maritime and nonproliferation security, Dr. Massey performed work for U.S. and foreign governments in nuclear facilities, seaports, airports and border crossings in over 40 countries. His previous experience includes serving as the International Borders and Maritime Security Program Manager at Sandia National Laboratories
. In this capacity, he was responsible for supporting the Department of Energy
/National Nuclear Security Administrations’ Second Line of Defense and it Megaports initiative.
In 1998, Dr. Massey received the U.S. Department of Justice's Outstanding Service Award
for his work in a critical nuclear non-proliferation project involving maritime transportation
of nuclear material. Dr. Massey has also received numerous awards from the U.S. Navy in which he held the rank of captain.
Dr. Massey attended the United States Merchant
Academy, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in marine transportation
. He also earned Master of Science degrees in energy resources and health physics, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in radiation health with a minor in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.