Department of Defense news release (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, 1,723 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.
Today's awards were presented to the following individuals or teams by categories:
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
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Program/Project -- Army Small Computer Program
Individual -- Conrad Gonzales Ortega, U.S. Army Program Executive Office Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation
Team -- Aviation Parts Reclamation Team
Organization -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. District (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Contractor -- Northrop Grumman Systems Corp.
Subcontractor -- Bose Corp.
Special -- U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center (McAlester, Okla.)
Special -- Hamilton City Ecosystem Restoration Project Value Engineering Team (Hamilton City, Calif.)
Program/Project -- AN/SSQ-110A Active Acoustic Source Refurbishment and Reuse Sonobuoy so·no·buoy
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Individual -- Regina Shuster, 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, , Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock (Carderock, Pa.)
Team -- Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Ordnance Engineering Department, PM-10 (Crane, Ind.)
Special -- Shirley A. Bowe, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic (Norfolk, Va.)
Team -- Battle Management/Command, Control and Communications Capability, Hardware Procurement Team (Hanscom AFB AFB
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Contractor -- Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Minuteman III Guidance Replacement Program (Clearfield, Utah)
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, Ohio)
Organization -- Defense Supply Center Columbus
Special -- Brian P. McNicholl, Defense Supply Center Columbus (Columbus, Ohio)
Missile Defense Agency
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
Team -- Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Project Office Value Engineering Team (Huntsville, Ala.)
Defense Finance and Accounting Service The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), an agency of the United States Department of Defense, provides finance and accounting services for the military and other members of defense.
In FY 2004, DFAS:
Program/Project -- Electronic File Room Project (Columbus, Ohio)
Team -- Audit Command Language According to the Internal Auditor magazine, Audit Command Language ACL is "the most widely used data extraction and analysis product" and "the most widely used product for fraud detection and prevention" used in audit profession. Program Team (Columbus, Ohio)
Defense Contract Management Agency
Team -- Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW JSOW Joint Standoff Weapon ) Missile Block II Program, DCMA/Navy/Raytheon-Tucson (Tucson, Ariz.)