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Department of Defense News Release (March 7, 2007): Department of Defense announces Value Engineering Achievement award winners.

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Ken Krieg has announced the winners of the 2006 Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement awards. Value engineering is a systematic process of function analysis identifying 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 2006, 3,473 in-house value engineering proposals and contractor-initiated value engineering change proposals were accepted with projected savings/cost avoidance in excess of $1.6 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.

Awards are announced for the following individuals or teams in the categories noted:

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is part of the United States Department of Defense and includes the entire staff of the Secretary of Defense. It is the principal staff element of the Secretary of Defense in the exercise of policy development, planning, resource  

Special: Danny Reed, Value Engineering Program management consultant, Institute for Defense Analyses The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) runs three federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) focusing on defense and scientific issues. Centers
The IDA Studies and Analyses FFRDC is co-located with IDA headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.


Program/Project: Army Small Computer Program Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command

Individual: Terrie Bramlett, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command

Team: MILCON MILCON Military Construction  Transformation Development Team, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Organization: U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command

Contractor: GMA GMA

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 Cover Corp.

Contractor: Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.

Special: U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command--VE Team

Special: Precision Fires Rocket & Missile System Project Office IPT Leads

Special: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District


Program/Project: ALQ-99 Band 9/10 Transmitter High Voltage Modules for EA-6B, Naval Surface Warfare Center Noun 1. Naval Surface Warfare Center - the agency that provides scientific and engineering and technical support for all aspects of surface warfare
, Crane Division

Team: AN/SQQ-32(V) Minehunting Employment of sensor and neutralization systems, whether air, surface, or subsurface, to locate and dispose of individual mines. Minehunting is conducted to eliminate mines in a known field when sweeping is not feasible or desirable, or to verify the presence or absence of mines in a  Sonar Set Hull Penetrator Cable Improvement Team, Mine Warfare Program Office, PMS (Pantone Matching System) A color matching system that has a unique number assigned to more than 500 different colors and shades. This standard for the printing industry has been built into many graphics and desktop publishing programs to ensure color accuracy. 495

Organization: Electro-Optic Technology Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane

Special: Rolling Airframe Missile Alteration Installation Team, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division

Special: MK54 Lightweight Torpedo Undersea Weapons Program Office, PMS 404

Special: AN/SLQ-32(V) High Voltage Power Supply Heater Voltage Control, Surface Electronics Warfare Systems Division, Crane

Team: Marine Corps--Advanced Man Portable Air Defense System, Expeditionary Warfare Systems Division, Crane


Individual: Marty Sheppard, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Noun 1. Defense Logistics Agency - a logistics combat support agency in the Department of Defense; provides worldwide support for military missions
Defense Department, Department of Defense, DoD, United States Department of Defense, Defense - the federal department

Program/Project: Edwin Lilly, Reverse Engineering Project, Defense Supply Center Richmond

Individual: Jeff Culbertson, Defense Supply Center Columbus

Team: Should Cost Program Team, Defense Supply Center Richmond

Organization: Defense Supply Center Richmond

Special: Diana Cross, Defense Supply Center Columbus

Special: Defense Supply Center Columbus Value Management Office


Program/Project: Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), formerly Theater High Altitude Area Defense, is a United States Army project to develop a system to shoot down short- and medium-range ballistic missiles over a theater or region by ramming them with interceptor missiles.  Project Management Office

Individual: JD Stingel, Missile Production Engineering and Manufacturing Division, Huntsville, Ala.

Team: THAAD THAAD Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (formerly Theater High Altitude Area Defense)
THAAD Theater High Altitude Area Defense (now Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense) 
 Software Value Engineering Team Huntsville and Redstone Arsenal

Special: Nancy Sims, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, Huntsville, Ala.


Contractor: Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems, El Segundo, Calif.

DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY Noun 1. Defense Intelligence Agency - an intelligence agency of the United States in the Department of Defense; is responsible for providing intelligence in support of military planning and operations and weapons acquisition

Team: Trusted Wisdom Program Office


Program/Project: Global Information Grid-Bandwidth Expansion The Global Information Grid Bandwidth Expansion (GIG-BE) Program was a major United States Department of Defense (DOD) net-centric transformational initiative executed by DISA. GIG-BE created a ubiquitous “bandwidth-available” environment to improve national security  Program Office


Program/Project: Inquiry Management and Tracking System Project

Team: Defense Property Accountability System Quality Assurance Team
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Date:Jul 1, 2007
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