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Release No: 301-98
June 17, 1998

DOD VALUE ENGINEERING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS FOR 1998 PRESENTED

The 1998 Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards were presented today during a ceremony held at the Pentagon. DoD's Director of Test, Systems Engineering and Evaluation Patricia A. Sanders made the presentations.

Value engineering is a systematic functional analysis leading to actions or recommendations to improve the value of systems, equipment, facilities, services, and supplies. The objectives are to improve quality and to reduce cost. The awards are intended to recognize significant achievements in value engineering during the past fiscal year and to further the use of value engineering by DoD personnel and its contractors.

During the last fiscal year, 4,168 in-house value engineering proposals were accepted with reported savings of $661 million. Another 221 contractor-initiated value engineering change proposals were accepted with additional savings of $45 million.

The value engineering award 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 seven categories: (1) program management, (2) individual/team, (3) procurement/contract administration, (4) value engineering professional, (5) field command, (6) installation, and (7) contractor. Additional "special" awards were given to recognize innovative applications or approaches that expanded the traditional scope of value engineering use.

The 1998 Value Engineering Achievement Awardees are:

ARMY
Program Management Multiple Launch Rocket System Project Office
Individual/Team Rosemary Lomba and Carole Winterhalter; U.S. Army Soldier Systems Command
Professional John Vogel; U.S. Army Engineer District, Baltimore
Procurement/Contract Administration Sheri Patton, Bryce Atkinson, Tommy Snurr, and Julie Stammen; Defense Contract Management Command General Dynamics Lima
Field Command U.S. Army Soldier Systems Command
Installation Anniston Army Depot
Contractor Hughes Aircraft Co.
Special Timothy Karcher; U.S. Army Industrial Operations Command
NAVY
Program Management Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle Auxillary, Suspension, Automotive Drive Train Integrated Product Teams
Individual/Team Combat Systems Consolidation Business Strategy for AEGIS Ships Team
Procurement/Contract Administration Resident Officer in Charge of Construction, Bancroft Hall
Installation Naval Aviation Depot, Cherry Point
Contractor Rogers, Lovelock and Fritz Inc.
Special New Attack Submarine Non-Propulsion Electronics System Integrated Product Team
Special William McAninch, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development & Acquisition); Henry Ball, Boeing Defense and Space Group; and Joseph Lambert, SAVE International
AIR FORCE
Program Management NAVSTAR Global Positioning System Avionics Integrated Product Team
Individual/Team Henry Duhamel; Electronic Systems Center
Procurement/Contract Administration Lee Anderson and Martin Kradlak; Air-to-Air Joint Systems Program Office

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
Program Management Compact Disc Recordable Project Team; Defense Supply Center Columbus
Individual/Team Maryrose Burns; Defense Personnel Support Center
Professional Joshua Perry; Defense Supply Center Richmond
Procurement/Contract Administration Annette Jiles; Defense Contract Management Command - Detroit
Field Command Defense Industrial Supply Center
Contractor Jack Young Associates Inc.
Special Hand Emplaced Minefield Marking System Project Team; Defense Supply Center Richmond
BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE ORGANIZATION
Program Management PATRIOT/PAC-3 Project Management Office
Individual/Team Joel Ellis; Theater High Altitude Area Defense Project Management Office
Professional Nancy Sims; U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command

DEFENSE FINANCE & ACCOUNTING SERVICE
Individual/Team Human Resources Directorate

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
Individual/Team James Cornett; National Security Agency and Brett Salkeld; BetzDearborn Water Management Group

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