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Immediate Release

Department of Defense announces the Fiscal Year 2017 Value Engineering Achievement Award recipients

June 26, 2018

 In a ceremony in the Pentagon auditorium at 2:30 p.m. on June 28, the Department of Defense will present the Fiscal Year 2017 Value Engineering (VE) Awards. As part of the broader DoD Honorary VE Awards Program, the award recognizes DOD civilian and military organizations, teams, individuals, and programs or projects demonstrating exemplary VE accomplishments.
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering Kristen J. Baldwin will honor the award recipients.  
"Value engineering award winners represent the Department's success in improving reliability, quality, and safety while delivering performance with affordability and speed, " Baldwin said.  "This year's recipients executed exemplary efforts, providing superior capability to the Warfighter while garnering cost savings or cost avoidance, quality improvements, and efficiency for the department.""
Value engineering was born out of innovative material and design alternatives resulting from the material shortages of World War II. DoD Components use VE to analyze programs, projects, systems, products, equipment, facilities, buildings, services, and supplies to achieve essential functions at the lowest life cycle cost consistent with required performance, reliability, quality, and safety.
To view the DoD VE Achievement Awards Ceremony live or archived, visit For a list of FY 2017 VE Achievement Award recipients and descriptions of their accomplishments, and past recipients visit the DoD Systems Engineering website: