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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 605-05
June 15, 2005

Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Kenneth Krieg, presented the annual Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards during a ceremony today at the Pentagon.

 

Value engineering is a systematic process of function analysis to identify actions that reduce cost, increase quality, and improve mission capabilities across the entire spectrum of DoD systems, processes, and organizations. The Department of Defense Value Engineering Program continues to be an incentive for government and our industry counterparts to improve the joint value proposition by promoting innovation and creativity. These innovative proposals seek best value solutions as part of a successful business relationship. During fiscal year 2004, 1723 in-house value engineering proposals and contractor-initiated value engineering change proposals were accepted with projected savings/cost avoidance in excess of $1 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. Award winners from each DoD component were eligible for selection in the following five 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.

 

Todays awards were presented to the following individuals or teams by categories:

 

Office of the Secretary of Defense

 

Special Mary Hart, DoD Value Engineering Program

 

ARMY

 

Program/Project Army Small Computer Program

 

Individual Conrad Gonzales Ortega, US Army Program Executive Office Simulation,

Training, and Instrumentation

 

Team Aviation Parts Reclamation Team

 

Organization US Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District (Los Angeles, CA)

 

Contractor Northrop Grumman Systems Corp.

 

Subcontractor Bose Corp.

 

Special US Army Defense Ammunition Center (McAlester, OK)

 

Special Hamilton City Ecosystem Restoration Project

Value Engineering Team (Hamilton City, CA)

 

NAVY

 

Program/Project AN/SSQ-110A Active Acoustic Source Refurbishment and Reuse

Sonobuoy Program,

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division (Yorktown, VA)

 

Individual Regina Shuster, Naval Sea Systems Command,

Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock (Carderock, PA)

 

Team Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center,

Ordnance Engineering Department, PM-10 (Crane, IN)

 

Special Shirley A. Bowe, Naval Facilities Engineering Command,

Atlantic (Norfolk, VA)

 

AIR FORCE

 

Team Battle Management/Command, Control and Communications Capability,

Hardware Procurement Team (Hanscom AFB, MA)

 

Contractor Northrop Grumman Mission Systems

Minuteman III Guidance Replacement Program (Clearfield, UT)

 

Defense Logistics Agencies

 

Program/Project F-16 Leading Edge Flap Rotary Actuator Project Team, Defense

Supply Center Richmond (Richmond,VA)

 

Individual Dale A. Roberts, Defense Supply Center Richmond (Richmond,VA)

 

Team Price Challenge/Should Cost Team, Defense Supply Center Columbus

(Columbus, OH)

 

Organization Defense Supply Center Columbus

Special Brian P. McNicholl, Defense Supply Center Columbus (Columbus, OH)

 

 

Missile Defense Agency

 

Program/Project Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Project Management Office

Team Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Project Office

Value Engineering Team (Huntsville, AL)

 

Defense Finance and Accounting Service

 

Program/Project Electronic File Room Project (Columbus, OH)

Team Audit Command Language Program Team (Columbus, OH)

 

Defense Contract Management Agency

 

Team JSOW Missile Block II Program

DCMA/Navy/Raytheon-Tucson (Tucson, AZ)