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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 596-02
November 22, 2002

VALUE ENGINEERING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS FOR 2002

Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Mike Wynne and Principal Deputy Director, Defense Systems Spiros Pallas today presented the annual Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards at a ceremony held at the Program Executive Officers/Systems Command Commanders' Conference at Ft. Belvoir, Va.

Value engineering is a systematic process to analyze functions in hopes of identifying ways to reduce the production or operations cost of systems, equipment, facilities, services, or supplies with the objective to reduce total cost of ownership while retaining required system performance and quality. During fiscal 2001, more than 2100 in-house Value Engineering Proposals and contractor-initiated value engineering change proposals were accepted with projected savings in excess of $768 million.

The Value Engineering Awards Program is an 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: (1) program/project, (2) individual/team, (3) organization, and (4) 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 Colonel James C. Naudain, Precision Fires Rocket and Missile Systems Project Management Office
Individual Kerry E. Walker, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Organization U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command
Contractor Raytheon Company and Program Management Team for Tactical Radios Communications Systems
Special Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Special Gregory P. Zelnio, U.S. Army Operations Support Command
NAVY
Program/Project Value Engineering in Legacy Systems Support Team
Team NAVAIR Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility Display Console Integrated Product Team
Organization Atlantic Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Value Engineering Office
Contractor HBA Architecture Engineering and Interior Design
AIR FORCE
Program/Project Electronic Systems Center's Space and Nuclear Deterrence C2 Office, Hanscom Air Force Base, MA and Contractor, Logistics Support Facility of JAYCOR
Individual Bruce Lehr, Hill Air Force Base, Utah
Organization 746th Test Squadron Team, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
Program/Project Non-Metallic Bushing Sleeve Team, Defense Supply Center Richmond
Individual Francis Belill, Defense Supply Center Columbus
Organization Defense Supply Center Richmond
Special Carmen J. Viola, Defense Supply Center Philadelphia
Special Robert Schaffer, Defense Supply Center Richmond
MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
Program/Project Lower Tier and Missile Defense Project Management Office
Individual Mr. Andrew V. Fogle
Special Richard S. Campbell
DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Contractor General Dynamics C4 Systems

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