Michael W. Wynne: Acting Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) presents Packard Awards.On Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, Acting Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) Michael W. Wynne presented the David Packard David Packard (September 7, 1912 – March 26, 1996) was a cofounder of Hewlett-Packard. Born in Pueblo, Colorado, he received his B.A. from Stanford University in 1934. Afterwards he worked for the General Electric Company in Schenectady, New York. Award for Acquisition Excellence to three program teams at the annual Program Executive Officer/Systems Commander's Conference luncheon held at Fort Belvoir Fort Belvoir is a United States military installation and a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 7,176 at the 2000 census. , Va. The Packard is given to Department of Defense civilian and/or military organizations, groups, and teams who have demonstrated exemplary innovations and best practices in the defense acquisition process. These awards, said Wynne, also reflect achievements that exemplify the goals and objectives established for furthering life cycle cost reduction and acquisition excellence in DoD.
The 2004 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Awards were presented to:
1. The B-2 Total System Support Partnership between the Air Force B-2 Program Office and the Northrop Grumman Corporation
2. The Government-wide Purchase Card (GPC (1) A PC that uses the Linux-based gOS operating system. See gOS.
(2) (GPC Group) Originally the Graphics Performance Characterization committee of the NCGA, the GPC Group is now part of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) and oversees the following ) Team of the Air Force 374th Contracting Squadron
3. The DoD EMALL Team at 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 .
Complimenting the winners, Wynne stated that the winning teams each used new and innovative ways to expand the talents of their people, to extend the life of our materiel ma·te·ri·el or ma·té·ri·el
The equipment, apparatus, and supplies of a military force or other organization. See Synonyms at equipment. , and to stretch the purchasing power Purchasing Power
1. The value of a currency expressed in terms of the amount of goods or services that one unit of money can buy. Purchasing power is important because, all else being equal, inflation decreases the amount of goods or services you'd be able to purchase.
2. of every dollar. They were also able to demonstrate new ways to work with industry and to manage their projects as we head into the 21st century.
The conference agenda also included many key issues and recommendations for continuous improvement of the acquisition process. These were presented to the attendees for consideration at the conclusion of each conference. In the next edition of Defense AT & L, we will have a more detailed article on the David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Awards program.