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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 428-03
June 18, 2003

Value Engineering Achievement Awards Presented

Glenn F. Lamartin, director, Defense Systems, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, presented the annual Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards during a ceremony held today at the Pentagon.

Value Engineering is a systematic process to analyze functions in hopes of identifying actions to reduce cost, increase quality, and improve mission capabilities across the entire spectrum of DoD systems, processes, and organizations. We continue to improve the Department of Defense Value Engineering Program to make it a more viable tool to encourage government participants and their industry counterparts to improve their joint value proposition by promoting innovation and creativity in seeking best value solutions as part of a successful business relationship. During fiscal 2002, more than 3250 in-house value engineering proposals and contractor-initiated value engineering change proposals were accepted with projected savings in excess of $2.5 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. An award winner from each DoD component was eligible for selection in the following four 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.

The awardees during today's ceremony were:

 

ARMY

Program/Project

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District and Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Individual/Team

William James Zeigler, Los Angeles District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Organization

Team Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors

Contractor

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, St. Mary’s, Ohio

Special

Vicki A. Loewen, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command

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NAVY

Program/Project

Tomahawk Program Office, Naval Air Systems Command

Individual/Team

Tactical Acoustic Measurement and Decision Aid Environment Sonobuoy Team

Organization

Pyro/Demo and Small Caliber Ammunition Branch (Minor Caliber Ammunition Program

Contractor

Lewis & Zimmerman Associates Inc., Rockville, MD

Special

Spray Cooling of Commercial Off the Shelf Electronics Team, Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle Program

 

AIR FORCE

Program/Project

Minuteman III Guidance Replacement Program

Individual

Helen M. Rico, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY

Organization

Global Command and Control System, Air Force Transition Team

 

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Program/Project

Advanced Technology Institute X-IT Project Team, Defense Supply Center Richmond

Individual/Team

Value Engineering Team, Defense Supply Center Richmond

Organization

Defense Supply Center Columbus, Columbus, Ohio

Special

John T. Dignam, Defense Supply Center Philadelphia

 

MISSILE DEFENSE Agency

Program/Project

Theater High Altitude Area Defense Project Office

Individual

PAC-3 Product and Quality Assurance Division, Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Project Management Office, Missile Defense Agency

Special

Theater High Altitude Area Defense Government/Contractor

Integrated Product Team

 

DEFENSE FINANCE and accounting service

Program/Project

Electronic Commerce Office/the myPay System Team

Individual/Team

Commercial Pay Services Team, DFAS

Special

Defense Cash Accountability System Team

 

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