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Release No: 187-02
April 17, 2002


During a ceremony held today at the Crystal City Hilton Hotel, Arlington, Va., four individuals and three teams received awards from the Defense Standardization Program (DSP) for outstanding contributions to the Department of Defense last fiscal year. Since 1986, DSP has recognized significant achievements in quality, reliability, readiness, cost reduction, and interoperability through standardization.

The DSP mission is to identify, influence, develop, manage, and provide access to standardization processes, products and services for warfighters and the acquisition and logistics communities. In addition, the program promotes interoperability and assists in reducing total ownership cost and in sustaining readiness.

Following are the Defense Standardization Program award recipients for 2002:

Alan J. Fletcher, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Fletcher, the grand prize award winner, led a DoD-wide effort to convert from military specifications and qualified products lists to non-government standards for aerospace sealants.

Alan Barone, Defense Logistic Agency (DLA), Defense Supply Center, Columbus (DSCC), Ohio. Barone led the engineering standardization efforts for the high reliability semiconductor program, MIL-PRF-19500.

James A. Crum, DLA, DSCC. Crum completed two key standardization actions as the lead engineer for the electronic relay engineering team.

Michael C. Jones, DLA, DSCC. Jones was the catalyst in bringing a new class of product into the hybrid microcircuit standardization program.

Army Joint Tactical Radio System Program Office, Standardization Software Communications Architecture Team, Arlington, Va. This team is recognized for creating the standardized software communications architecture for use in all future DoD tactical radio designs.

Army AN/PRC-112 Production Support Team, Avionics Directorate, Logistics Readiness Center, Army Communications Electronics Command and Fort Monmouth, N.J. This team developed the mid-term strategy for upgrading and extending the life of the AN/PRC-112 radio.

Navy Joint Precision Approach and Landing Systems Team, Naval Air Warfare Center, Webster Field Annex, St. Inigoes, Md. This Navy and Air Force team set the architecture for the joint precision approach and landing system that demonstrated that global positioning systems technology can solve air traffic control and landing operations problems.

Additional information on the Defense Standardization Program, awardees, and their accomplishments may be obtained by visiting www.dsp.dla.mil .

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