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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 216-04
March 23, 2004

Standardization Program Presents Annual Achievement Awards

Four individuals and three teams have received awards from the Defense Standardization Program Office (DSPO) for outstanding contributions to the Department of Defense last fiscal year. The awards were presented March 16, during a ceremony at The National Conference Center, Lansdowne, Va.

Since 1987, DSPO has recognized individuals and organizations that have effected significant improvements 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 2003:

Individuals

Alfredo J. Berard, senior electronics engineer, 46th Test Wing/Flight Division, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Berard directed an international team of industry and tri-service DoD experts in the field of flight test telemetry.

James C. Byrd, Avionics Systems Engineering Branch, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Byrd let the effort by the Air Force to develop revision D to tri-service coordinated military standard 1760, which provides interoperability of weapons across a variety of aircraft.

Kenneth Henz, Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Energy Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Va. Henz took small databases and turned them into an automated data processing system that gathers and tracks trends in petroleum quality data.

Clem H. Huckins, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. Huckins led a group of technical experts in the development of standardization agreement 4607, the NATO Ground Moving Target Indicator Format.

Teams

The Joint Strike Fighter Program Office, Air Vehicle Directorate, Weapons Integration Integrated Product TeamCreated a joint service store certification guide that significantly reduced unique weapon requirements. Members are: Navy Capt. David L. Prater, Air Force Capt. John R. Brady, Charles D. Wagner, Mark S. Jones, and John D. Fahnestock.

Navy/Air Force/Aerospace Industry AssociationDeveloped a common international interactive electronic technical manual. Team members are: Joseph Fuller, Steve Holloway, Eric Jorgensen, Herve LeBoeuf, and Dennis Raitz.

Advanced Display System VME MigrationStandardized the hardware technology refresh configuration for ten Navy programs. Awardees are: Elaine Chandler, Stephen W. Froelich, Diane Jones, Evangelos Karagiorgis, and Art Peterson.

Additional information on the Defense Standardization Program, this years awardees, and their accomplishments may be obtained by visiting the DSP website at http://www.dsp.dla.mil/awards/awards-2003.htm .