WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2017 — As part of the Department of Defense Honorary Value Engineering Awards Program, 24 recipients were honored with DoD VE Achievement Awards for fiscal year 2016 in a July 18 ceremony in the Pentagon auditorium held on behalf of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.
Kristen Baldwin, acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for systems engineering, remarked that “for decades, value engineering has played an integral role in accomplishing the department’s mission to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country.”
Value engineering was born out of innovative material and design alternatives that resulted from the material shortages of World War II. DoD uses value engineering to analyze supplies, services, buildings and systems to achieve best value, or the best relationship between worth and cost consistent with required performance, quality and safety of essential functions. Value engineering efforts reduce cost, speed delivery, and enhance the performance of the equipment and services provided to U.S. forces, she said.
Awards honored efforts that resulted in cost savings or cost avoidances, quality improvements, or efficiencies to the DoD.
The award winners are:
The header image on this page shows the U.S. Navy’s awardees at the Department of Defense’s Value Engineering Achievement Awards as they pose for a group photo during a ceremony held in the auditorium of the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, July 18, 2017. U.S. Army Photo by Zane Ecklund.