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News | June 30, 2016

Agency wins 5 Value Engineering Awards

By DLA Public Affairs

One Defense Logistics Agency employee and four teams were awarded Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards for fiscal 2015 at a Pentagon ceremony, June 28. 

Value engineering is an organized effort using cost, value and quality analyses to improve mission capabilities of DoD systems, equipment, facilities, procedures and supplies. The Value Engineering Achievement Awards, presented by the assistant secretary of defense for systems engineering, highlight individual and team achievements in VE processes.

“This year’s recipients of VE Achievement Awards have executed superior VE-related efforts, providing more capability to the warfighter through cost savings or cost avoidances, quality improvements, and efficiencies to the Department,” Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Frank Kendall wrote in the memo announcing the winners. 

DLA’s Value Management Program, which includes the agency’s value engineering efforts, is aimed at reducing the cost of materials while retaining or improving quality, reliability and function. During fiscal 2015, DLA saved more than $307 million through the Value Management program. 

Award winners were chosen from each DoD component in five categories: program/project, individual, team, organization and contractor. Additional special awards recognized applications or approaches that expanded the scope of value engineering. DLA’s winners were:

  • Project: Aviation Engineering Breakout Project (DLA Aviation)
  • Individual: Amelia Walling (DLA Land and Maritime)
  • Team: Should Cost/Price Challenge Team (DLA Aviation)
  • Organization: DLA Land and Maritime Value Management Program
  • Special Achievement: DLA Aviation