Defense Logistics Announces Finalists for 2010 Defense Logistics Awards Program

November 18, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
NEW YORK, New York (November 18, 2010) Defense Logistics, the premier logistics conference for the US defense industry, has released the names of the finalists for the 8th Annual Defense Logistics Awards. One winner in each category will be chosen, announced and honored at the annual Defense Logistics Awards Ceremony, which will take place on December 1, 2010, at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, VA. The finalists for the awards are as follows:

Best Logistics Strategy: A Specific Project Or Military-Contractor Partnership Achieving Logistics Excellence

- Airborne Laser Test Bed Program Office, Air Combat Command, Air Force Combined Test Force, Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, & AEI Inc
- Northrop Grumman Corporation, Strategic Strike & Surveillance Division, Logistics Engineering Integrated Logistics Support System (ILSS), Global Hawk Program
- The Boeing Company/C-17 Globemaster Sustainment III Partnership (GSP) Program
- Team JSF: Joint Strike Fighter Program Office/Lockheed-Martin Aeronautics, Northrop Grumman/BAE Systems/Pratt & Whitney/Fighter Engine Team (General Electric/Rolls Royce)

Best PBL Implementation

- Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Project Management Office & AAI Corporation, Logistics & Technical Service (LTS) Shadow PBL Program
- The Boeing Company - Apache Worldwide Support
- Navy P-3 APS-137 AIP Radar Performance Based Logistics Team
- Navy Inventory Control Point, Navy Tire Performance Based Logistics Team

Best Technology Implementation

- CSC Defense Group, Logistics Modernization Program (LMP)
- Marine Corps Logistics Command, SECREP Total Allowance Re-computation Tool (START) Project
- The DoD/VA Healthcare Data Synchronization Program & MEDPDB
- USTRANSCOM, Command, Control, Communications & Computer Systems (C4) Directorate, Corporate Services Vision (CSV)

Military-Military Collaboration Of The Year: Rewarding The Joint Effort

- Navy Supply Information Systems Activity (NAVSISA), Security Cooperation Management Suite (SCMS) Project Team
- Marine Corp Systems Command, Assault Breacher Vehicle (ABV) Program
- 11th Transportation Battalion, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek Fort Story
- Defense Health Services Systems, Theater Enterprise-Wide Logistics Systems Project Team

Beyond The Call Of Duty: Logistician Of The Year

- Lieutenant Colonel Jens Curtis, Chief, USTRANSCOM Operations and Plans Directorate, USCENTCOM Branch
- Mr. John Dingman, Retrograde & Redistribution Director, Sierra Army Depot
- Mr. Michael Oehlrich, P-3 Lead Logistician, Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, In-Service Support Center (FRCSE/ISSC)
- Ms. Ilene Schiffer, TF34 Lead Logistician, Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, In-Service Support Center (FRCSE/ISSC)

The event will be hosted by US Navy (ret) RADM Michael S. Roesner and sponsored by Northrop Grumman, IBM, Pratt & Whitney and Rockwell Collins. The winners will be selected by the following panel of judges:
- Claude V. 'Chris' Christianson, LtGen, USA (Ret), Director, Center for Joint & Strategic Logistics, National Defense University
- Luke Gill, President, G Squared Limited
- William Horne, President, Council of Logistics Engineering Professionals (CLEP)
- Randy T. Fowler, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (ADUSD), Materiel Readiness (MR), Office of the Secretary of Defense
- David S. Floyd, Performance Based Logistics Director, Defense Acquisition University

The Defense Logistics awards ceremony has been established to honor, recognize and promote the logisticians in the US Department of Defense and the defense industry that have made a significant contribution to military logistics. These logisticians support interoperability and transformation through logistics initiatives, programs and processes.
For further information on this year's awards program or information on submitting a nominee for future programs, contact:

Amol Tembe
Defense Logistics