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Release No: 947-04
September 23, 2004

DoD Wins 2004 E-GOV Enterprise Architecture Award

The Department of Defense (DoD) accepted the E-Gov Institute's Award for Enterprise Architecture for Leadership in Government Transformation during the Institutes Enterprise Architecture Conference held yesterday in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) program.

In accepting the Institutes award, DMLSS Program Manager Air Force Col. Cathy Erickson said, It is an honor to accept this award on behalf of a dedicated team of professionals whose innovative thought and drive have helped us transform a medical logistics system into a state-of-the-art solution that meets the departments evolving information technology needs." James C. Reardon, DoD military health systems chief information officer, said that, DMLSS is one of the premiere medical logistics systems in the world. It provides high-quality, cost-effective management of the military medical supply chain, biomedical equipment and facilities.

The E-Gov Institute selected DMLSS as a superior program that provides the common framework for medical logistics business processes within the department. Reardon also said that, This award recognizes the dynamic capabilities of the DMLSS product, as well as excellence in the overall management of the program. As an example of its success, DMLSS has reduced order-to-receipt time from 20 days to less than 24 hours in 95 percent of orders. With implementation of just-in-time delivery processes, it also has reduced medical inventories in department supply depots from an average of 380 days to seven, with corresponding inventory reductions at military treatment facilities.

For more information about the DMLSS program, visit its Web site at: http://www.tricare.osd.mil/dmlss .

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