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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 297-02
June 11, 2002

DEFENSE MEDICAL LOGISTICS STANDARD SUPPORT PROGRAM WINS INTERGOVERNMENTAL SOLUTIONS AWARD

On behalf of the Department of Defense, Debra Bonner, director of Operations for the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support Program Office, accepted the Federation of Government Information Processing Council's Intergovernmental Solutions Award for 2002 recently at the XXII Management of Change Conference in New Orleans, La. The award recognized DMLSS as one of the premier medical logistics information systems in the United States.

The DMLSS Program Office, managed by Col. Dan Magee, and the Defense Supply Center - Philadelphia (DSCP) developed a state-of-the-art technical solution that improves medical logistics responsiveness at reduced costs and provides a high quality, integrated system to DoD health care providers at more than 500 medical treatment facilities worldwide in peacetime and contingency operations.

According to the latest DMLSS economic analysis, the taxpayer has saved $5.98 for every $1 invested in the development, deployment, and sustainment of the total DMLSS program worldwide.

The DSCP manages the wholesale portion of the DMLSS program. Currently, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is considering modifying one of the DMLSS wholesale tools to enable Federal Supply Schedule contractors to enter data into the National Item Record for VA use.

The award, sponsored by the Federation of Government Information Processing Councils, recognizes programs or projects with information technology solutions that have demonstrated intergovernmental involvement in delivering services to citizens.

More information about DMLSS can be found at http://www.tricare.osd.mil/dmlss. More information about the Defense Supply Center - Philadelphia is at www.dscp.dla.mil/.