Department of Defense News Release (March 21, 2007): Standardization Program presents annual achievement awards.Two individuals and four teams received awards from the Defense Standardization Program Office (DSPO DSPO Defense Standardization Program Office (US DoD Defense Logistics Agency)
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Since 1987, DSPO has recognized individuals and organizations that have effected significant improvements in quality, reliability, readiness, cost reduction, and interoperability through standardization. The Defense Standardization Program mission is to identify, influence, develop, manage, and provide access to standardization processes, products, and services for warfighters and the acquisition and logistics communities. In addition, the program promotes interoperability and assists in reducing total ownership cost and in sustaining readiness.
Individual award recipients for 2006 include James Colson, general engineer, U.S. Army Materiel Command Army Materiel Command can refer to:
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Team winners include U.S. Army Armaments Research, Development, and Engineering Center 155mm Howitzer howitzer: see artillery. and Ammunition Interoperability Program Team, which led the effort to update the Joint Ballistics ballistics (bəlĭs`tĭks), science of projectiles. Interior ballistics deals with the propulsion and the motion of a projectile within a gun or firing device. Memorandum of Understanding A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is a legal document describing a bilateral or multilateral agreement between parties. It expresses a convergence of will between the parties, indicating an intended common line of action and may not imply a legal commitment. , the de facto international standard for development of 155mm howitzers and ammunition. Members are Russell Fiscella, Ralph Favale, James Rutkowski, James Bendick, and Douglas Brown.
The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, 12WD Common Army Air Defense Interrogator Team developed a state-of-the-art system to differentiate between friendly and enemy aerial platforms. Members are Steve Haught, Billie Thomas, Dave Seliga, Cecilia Black, and Ed Seamans.
U.S Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is the largest of the U.S. Navy's five "systems commands," or materiel organizations. NAVSEA consists of four shipyards, eight "warfare centers" (two undersea and six surface), four major shipbuilding locations and the NAVSEA headquarters, , Testing, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment Program Team launched an initiative to standardize and modernize the inventory of general-purpose electronic test equipment. Members are Ed Chergoski, Steven Makieil, and Donna Morse-Eaves.
U.S. Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command, Aeronautical Systems Center and Air Armament Center, Universal Armament Interface Team, worked to standardize the data interface between aircraft and weapons to enable the rapid deployment of precision-guided munitions. Members are Nadine Thomas, Elizabeth Jones, Oren Edwards, Lee Kashka, and Kristina Paige.
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