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Advanced Sensor Technology team awarded Defense Acquisition Executive Certificate of Achievement.

On Oct. 4, 2006, Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Ken Krieg recognized the Advanced Sensor Technology (AST) government-Boeing/Raytheon contractor team by awarding the team the Defense Acquisition Executive Certificate of Achievement.

The DAE Certificate of Achievement is awarded to individuals and teams that have made exceptional contributions to improving life-cycle costs and/or the Department of Defense acquisition system through innovative acquisition management techniques.

Capt. Scott Anderson, USN, AST program manager, accepted the award on behalf of the team that consisted also of Bradley Mudd, chief of contracting. Robert Colvert, Boeing Division, Texas; and Fred E. Ellis, Raytheon.

The award recognized the AST Team's demonstration of exemplary acquisition excellence while producing and delivering the Littoral Surveillance Radar System that uses advanced radar, display, and processing systems to provide new littoral surveillance capabilities for joint and naval forces. These surveillance capabilities provide a greatly improved understanding of the battle space and support the United States' objective to achieve full-spectrum dominance in fighting and winning the global war on terror.

AST achieved optimum results by implementing transformational business practices that increased efficiency, reduced cost, and enabled early delivery of capabilities. The team used innovative techniques, applying strategic workforce alignment, close teaming with prime contractors, and integrated system testing. Rigorous financial and earned value management methodologies enabled on-schedule product deliveries well within budget. The team tested the vehicle for over 2,800 hours without a single personnel safety or equipment mishap and achieved successful early operational capability to support global war on terror operations starting in 2005. The AST team demonstrated keen ingenuity and exceptional management performance for all aspects of the design, development, and production of the Littoral Surveillance Radar System, and exemplifies the under secretary's Number 1 goal to have a high-performing, agile, and ethical workforce.

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Title Annotation:Acquisition & Logistics Excellence
Publication:Defense AT & L
Date:Mar 1, 2007
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