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Department of defense news release (May 12, 2004): department of defense value engineering achievement awards.

Glenn F. Lamartin, director, Defense Systems, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, presented the annual Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards during a ceremony today at the Pentagon.

Value engineering is a systematic process to analyze functions to identify actions to 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 participants and their industry counterparts to improve their joint value proposition by promoting innovation and creativity by seeking best value solutions as part of a successful business relationship. During fiscal year 2003, more than 3,280 in-house value engineering proposals and contractor-initiated value engineering change proposals were accepted with projected savings in excess of $858 million.

The Value Engineering Awards Program is an acknowledgment of outstanding achievements and encourages additional projects to improve in-house and contractor productivity. An award winner from each DoD component was 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:


Special -- Jay Mandelbaum, Program Manager, DoD Value Engineering


Program/Project -- Wayne Burke, precision fires deputy project manager

Individual -- Charles Cebula, value engineering program manager, Program Executive Office, Command Control and Communications Tactical

Team -- M821A1 and M889A1 HE Mortar Ammunition Team

Organization -- Program Executive Office, Ammunition

Contractor -- Olympic Associates Co.

Special -- Brig. Gen. (P) Michael R. Mazzucchi, program executive officer, Command, Control and Communications Tactical

Special -- Padre Island Storm Damage Reduction & Environmental Restoration Team, Galveston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Special -- C2A1 Canister Packaging Team, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command


Program/Project -- Landing Craft, Air Cushion Service Life Extension Program, Amphibious Warfare Program (PMS377), program executive office, ships

Individual -- William Ketchum, Naval Facilities Engineering Command

Team -- Sigonella Re-Capitalization Program Team, Naval Facilities Engineering Command

Organization -- Microwave Technologies Department, Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center

Special -- Mark Gindele, Naval Air Systems Command


Program/Project -- Sensor Fuzed Weapon Program Office, AAC/YHS

Individual -- Robert K. McGill, Ogden Air Logistics Center

Team -- Battle Management (BMC3) & Mission Planning Program Offices, Electronic Systems Center


Program/Project -- C-5 Floorboard Project Team, Defense Supply Center Richmond

Individual -- Andrew Utz, Defense Supply Center Columbus

Team -- Value Engineering Team, Defense Supply Center Columbus

Organization -- Defense Supply Center Richmond

Contractor -- Outdoor Venture Corporation

Special -- Value Management Team, Defense Supply Center Philadelphia


Program/Project -- Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Project Management Office

Individual -- Larry Easterwood, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Program Office

Team -- Command Value Engineering Team

Special -- THAAD/PATRIOT Launcher Product Office/Team


Program/Project -- myPay Project Team

Team -- Columbus Customer Support Office Team

Organization -- Contract Pay Product Line


Contractor -- BAE Systems (Lightyear 1)
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Title Annotation:Acquisition & Logistics Excellence
Publication:Defense AT & L
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Date:Jul 1, 2004
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