Call for Nominations for the 12th Annual Secretary of Defense Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) Award

Bill Kobren

DAU Director, Logistics & Sustainment Center (April 27, 2016)

DoD has issued a call for nominations for the 12th Annual Secretary of Defense Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) Awards in an April 25, 2016, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) memorandum.

According to the memorandum, “Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) is a key Department of Defense strategy for delivering integrated, affordable, performance-based product support solutions designed to deliver warfighter requirements and reduce cost. The tenets of PBL support Better Buying Power by incentivizing productivity and innovation in industry and government. The department instituted the PBL Awards to enhance PBL awareness and encourage PBL excellence. Prior winners have achieved superior performance for the warfighter while controlling cost growth, addressing long-term affordability, and promoting industry competition and innovation. Through the PBL Awards, the department recognizes organizations responsible for outstanding achievements in PBL development, implementation, and execution. The awards honor outstanding PBL performance in three categories: System Level, Subsystem Level, and Component Level. The winners in each category will be acknowledged at the Spring 2017 Office of the Secretary of Defense Product Support Manager Workshop, followed by formal presentation of the award at their command.

Nominations for this prestigious award are due by September 16, 2016. Detailed submission instructions and criteria are contained in the announcement memorandum, which is available in the “Award Winning Programs” section of the DoD Performance Based Logistics Community of Practice (PBL CoP) at https://acc.dau.mil/CommunityBrowser.aspx?id=527436.

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