By Karen KurtzJanuary 10, 2019
The Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, Lt. Gen. Paul A. Ostrowski, announced the following results of the judges in the fifth annual Major General Harold J. "Harry" Greene Awards for Acquisition Writing.
In the category of Acquisition Reform, the winning entry is authored by COL Matthew G. Clark and Ms. Hannah Feldman (Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense) and entitled "Middle Tier Acquisition using Overlapping, Iterative, and Incremental Development: A Faster Way to Combat Opioid Exposure." Mr. David M. Riel (Defense Acquisition University - Midwest Region) is awarded honorable mention for his submission entitled, "The Innovation of Going Fast!"
In the category of Future Operations, LTC Kyle A. McFarland (U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command) submitted the winning entry entitled "Organizing for the Future." Mr. Matthew A. Horning (U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center) received honorable mention for his submission entitled, "Information Overmatch: How Information Dominance Will Win Our Nation's Wars."
In the category of Innovation, the winning submission is authored by Mr. Michael J. Ravnitzky (Naval Sea Systems Command) and entitled, "Using Warfighter Feedback to Improve Acquisition: There's an App for That." Honorable mention is awarded to MAJ Mark Scott (Department of Defense Small Satellite Integration and Infrastructure Division) for his submission, "Designing Systems to the Skillsets We Already Have."
In the category of Lessons Learned, the winning submission is authored by Mr. Joseph M. O'Connell (U.S. Army Contracting Command - Warren) and Ms. Rachel A. Capaldi (U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command) and entitled, "Lessons Learned: Collaborative Process Reduces Justification and Approval Processing Time by 44%." COL Matthew G. Clark, Dr. Renae Malek, and MAJ Andrea Mountney (Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense) received honorable mention for their essay entitled "The 'LLC' of Acquisition Streamlining: Lessons for Accelerating Product Development."
The annual writing competition is designed to shape the message and drive the public dialogue about acquisition through critical writing.