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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 255-07
March 07, 2007

Department of Defense Announces Value Engineering Achievement Award Winners

    
            Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Ken Krieg has announced the winners of the 2006 Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement awards. Value engineering is a systematic process of function analysis identifying actions that reduce cost, increase quality, and improve mission capabilities across the entire spectrum of DoD systems, processes, and organizations. A ceremony will be held May 16, 2007 at the Pentagon to recognize the recipients’ outstanding achievements through the application of value engineering.
 
            The Department of Defense Value Engineering Program continues to be an incentive for government and our industry counterparts to improve the joint value proposition by promoting innovation and creativity. These innovative proposals seek best value solutions as part of a successful business relationship. During fiscal 2006, 3,473 in-house value engineering proposals and contractor-initiated value engineering change proposals were accepted with projected savings/cost avoidance in excess of $1.6 billion.
 
            The Value Engineering Awards Program is a highly visible acknowledgment of exemplary achievements and encourages additional projects to improve in-house and contractor productivity. Award winners from each DoD component were eligible for selection in the following five categories: program/project, individual, team, organization, and contractor. Additional special awards were given to recognize innovative applications or approaches that expanded the traditional scope of value engineering use.
 
            Awards will be presented to the following individuals or teams in the categories noted:
 
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE                                                 
 
Special                           Danny Reed, Value Engineering Program
                                       management consultant, Institute for Defense Analyses        
 
ARMY
 
Program/Project          Army Small Computer Program        
                                    Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command
 
Individual                   Terrie Bramlett
U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command
 
Team                           MILCON Transformation Development Team
                                    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
 
Organization               U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management
                                    Command
 
Contractor                   GMA Cover Corp.
 
Contractor                   Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.
 
Special                         U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command – VE Team
 
Special                         Precision Fires Rocket & Missile System
Project Office IPT Leads
 
Special                         U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
                                    Louisville District
 
NAVY
 
Program/Project          ALQ-99 Band 9/10 Transmitter High Voltage Modules for EA-6B
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division
 
Team                           AN/SQQ-32(V) Minehunting Sonar Set Hull Penetrator Cable Improvement Team
                                    Mine Warfare Program Office, PMS495
 
Organization               Electro-Optic Technology Division
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane
 
Special                         Rolling Airframe Missile Alteration Installation Team
                                    Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division 
 
Special                         MK54 Lightweight Torpedo
Undersea Weapons Program Office, PMS 404
 
Special                         AN/SLQ-32(V) High Voltage Power Supply Heater Voltage Control
                                    Surface Electronics Warfare Systems Division, Crane
 
Team                           Marine Corps - Advanced Man Portable Air Defense System
Expeditionary Warfare Systems Division, Crane
 
AIR FORCE
 
Individual                   Marty Sheppard
                                    Robins Air Force Base, Ga.
 
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
 
Program/Project          Edwin Lilly
Reverse Engineering Project
Defense Supply Center Richmond                
                                     
Individual                   Jeff Culbertson
Defense Supply Center Columbus
 
Team                           Should Cost Program Team
                                    Defense Supply Center Richmond                                        
 
Organization               Defense Supply Center Richmond
 
Special                         Diana Cross
Defense Supply Center Columbus
 
Special                         Defense Supply Center Columbus Value Management Office
 
MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
 
Program/Project          Terminal High Altitude Area Defense
Project Management Office
 
Individual                   JD Stingel
                                    Missile Production Engineering and Manufacturing Division
                                    Huntsville, Ala.
 
Team                           THAAD Software Value Engineering Team
Huntsville and Redstone Arsenal
 
Special                         Nancy Sims
                                    Terminal High Altitude Area Defense
                                    Huntsville, Ala.
 
DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY
 
Contractor                   Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems
El Segundo, Calif.
DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
 
Team                           Trusted Wisdom Program Office
 
DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY
 
Program/Project          Global Information Grid-Bandwidth Expansion Program Office
 
DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE
 
Program/Project          Inquiry Management and Tracking System Project
 
Team                           Defense Property Accountability System Quality Assurance Team