Several U.S. Army Materiel Command organizations were recognized during the Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement awards ceremony at the Pentagon June 17.

The Value Engineering Awards Program is an acknowledgment of exemplary achievements and encourages additional projects to improve in-house and contractor productivity.

Award winners from each DoD component were eligible for selection in 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. The recipients were honored for their work in fiscal year 2008.

The AMC winners were:

Individual: Michael Price, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center

Team: TACOM LCMC VE Team, U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command

Organization: U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command

Special award: Vicki Loewen, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center

Special Joint Project Award: Mobile Jettison Unit (MJU) Decoy Flare Re-build Project involving AMC's Crane Army Ammunition Activity and Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division

During 2008, 1,254 in-house value engineering proposals and 60 contractor-initiated VE change proposals were accepted with projected savings/cost avoidance in excess of $1.5 billion.

Value engineering is a systematic process of function analysis to identify actions that reduce cost, increase quality, and improve mission capabilities across the entire spectrum of DoD systems, processes, and organizations.

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