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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.

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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.

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Call for Nominations for the 4th Annual Secretary of Defense Product Support Manager (PSM) Award

Bill Kobren

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

DoD Product Support Managers are being afforded another opportunity for well-deserved recognition and acknowledgement of the important contributions they are making supporting their warfighter customers, their life cycle logistics teams, their program managers, and their military services.

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Annual USD(AT&L) Acquisition Awards

Bill Kobren

DAU Director, Logistics & Sustainment Center (May  6, 2016)

In a May 3, 2016, memorandum from the USD(AT&L) entitled, “Call for Nominations for the 2016 Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Acquisition Awards,” he solicits nominations for the following DoD acquisition award programs:

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Department of Defense Announces Winners of the 2016 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS RELEASE, PRESS OPERATIONS (APRIL 21, 2016)

The awards recognize individuals, teams, and installations for their exceptional environmental achievements and innovative, cost-effective environmental practices. “Our men and women work hard to keep environmental stewardship a top priority while simultaneously advancing our National Defense Mission.” These efforts “foster a special type of innovation worthy of national recognition,” stated Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.

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AF Research Laboratory Materials Engineer Receives Prestigious Award

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING DIRECTORATE (MAY 11, 2016)

Holly Jordan

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio—An engineer with the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate was honored with the American Society for Testing and Materials International Award of Merit at a ceremony May 3 in San Antonio for his work in the area of metals fatigue and fracture.

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