Defense Department honors cost-saving acquisition efforts

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics  Frank Kendall recently honored Defense Department teams for their work in the acquisition field.

The teams were awarded for their  “excellence in acquisition, innovation and cost savings,” the Defense Department said on its website. The teams were also recognized for being frugal with taxpayer funds while providing the best quality products to warfighters.

Three teams, the Project Maneuver Ammunition Systems, Next Generation Jammer Increment 1 and the U.S. Special Operations Command’s Acquisition Rapid Response Light Tactical Vehicle teams, were awarded the 2016 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award.

The award “recognizes the best and brightest of acquisition.” Work said, and serves as the highest possible award given to employees. Three teams in the department receive this special honor yearly.

The Joint Program Office, Joint Light Tactical Vehicles, was honored with the Should Cost and Innovation Award that recognizes groups or teams that have displayed outstanding commitment, innovation and results to should cost management. 

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