• First Annual ALTie Awards Announced

    Army AL&T Magazine Editor, Nelson McCouch III, announces the ALTies winners for 2012. (USAASC photo)

    USAASC Public Affairs

     

    McLean, Va. – Army AL&T Magazine’s first Annual Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Awards (ALTies) for magazine contributors were announced at SAIC Inc., January 17.

    Nelson McCouch III, Army AL&T Magazine Editor-in-Chief, announced and recognized the ALTie winners for their outstanding articles and artwork in the categories of Best Article; Best Commentary; Best Headline; Best Photo; Best Graphic; and Best Advertisement.

    “You have succeeded memorably in telling the many and varied stories of how the Army AL&T Workforce develops, acquires, fields, and sustains the world’s best equipment and services to our Soldiers,” McCouch said. In his remarks, he noted that the telling of those stories brings “news you can use and actionable intelligence” about programs and processes to the AL&T community to help them do their jobs better. The quality of the magazine, he added, would not be possible without the substantial contributions made by readers.

    The U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) established the ALTies to recognize outstanding contributions to the quarterly professional journal of both written and visual content.

    Over the past year, Army AL&T Magazine has won prestigious awards for outstanding content—the Public Relations Society of America’s Bronze Anvil Award in the Magazine category and the 2012 APEX Award for Publication Excellence in the category of Best Redesign.

    “Your articles, photos, and graphics define Army AL&T Magazine as the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology’s (ASA)ALT) flagship publication, with topical, useful, actionable information that helps the AL&T Workforce execute their broad and diverse missions, overcome challenges, and be highly innovative.”

    The ALTies were announced at the first Army AL&T Magazine writers workshop, held via video conference to enable participation by members of the AL&T Workforce from around the country. McCouch said he hoped to hold workshops on an annual basis to help continuously improve the content of the magazine and bring contributors together to celebrate its successes.

    The winners will receive their awards by mail. Honorable mentions will receive a certificate of the award. First, second, and third prize winners will receive a handsome, glass award.

    And the ALTies go to ….

     

    BEST ARTICLE

    1st Place
    BATTERY POWER
    U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists bring new energy to critical area of study
    by Dr. Cynthia Lundgren, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, U.S. Army Materiel Command
    October-December 2012

    2nd Place
    MATURING THE AGILE PROCESS
    Army uses lessons learned from Network Integration Evaluations to institute faster, more flexible acquisition
    by LTC Ken O’Donnell, System of Systems Integration Directorate, Office of the ASA(ALT)
    July-September 2012

    3rd Place
    BREAKING IT DOWN
    How stratified sampling of a bill of materials can help determine pricing for large government buys
    by Anthony J. Nicolella, Defense Acquisition University
    October-December 2012

    Honorable Mention
    SUSTAINMENT LESSONS LEARNED
    From force structure to operations to accountability, after-action reports from Iraq and Afghanistan highlight challenges met while fighting two wars
    by COL Scott Fletcher, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army, G-4; CW4 Wayne A. Baugh, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command; and Devon Hylander, L-3 MPRI, Army G-4
    January-March 2012

    MENDING THE MIND
    Multidisciplinary efforts converge to help service members and veterans facing brain injuries
    by COL Karl E. Friedl, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
    January-March 2012

    WHAT THE CUSTOMER SEES
    A capabilities approach to establishing a contingency contracting office
    by LTC Vernon L. Myers, 916th Contingency Contracting Battalion
    April-June 2012

     

    BEST COMMENTARY

    1st Place
    REQUIREMENT PORTFOLIOS AND THE JOINT WARFIGHTER
    Understanding the new methodology of the Joint Requirements Oversight Council
    by Fred Gregory and Dr. Scott Maley, Joint Staff
    July-September 2012

    2nd Place
    KNOWLEDGE BUILDING
    Lessons learned from a contracting intern’s developmental assignment to Kuwait and Italy
    by David M. Hampton, U.S. Army Contracting Command – National Capital Region
    April-June 2012

    3rd Place
    CHANGING THE CULTURE
    ‘Making energy a consideration in everything we do’
    From the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy, and Environment, Ms. Katherine Hammack
    April-June 2012

    Honorable Mention
    REPORT FROM AFGHANISTAN
    Operational Contract Support Summit highlights the unique responsibilities of contracting in contingency operations
    From the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Procurement, Mr. Kim Denver
    July-September 2012

     

    BEST HEADLINE

    1st Place
    KILLING A FLY WITH A SLEDGEHAMMER
    Combining mission command and actionable intelligence for overmatch at the tactical edge
    by Osie David and LTC(P) (now COL) Richard J. Hornstein, Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center, U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command
    October-December 2012

    2nd Place
    DOTmLPF + dotMlpf = DOTMLPF
    ATEC, TRADOC join forces, perspectives, and expertise for an unusual combined in-theater assessment
    by MAJ Marcus Grimes, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC); Paul Wallace, ATEC; Chris Warshawsky, U.S. Army Capabilities Integration Center; and James Brese, SAIC Inc., U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence
    July-September 2012

    3rd Place
    THE ‘NEW’ ACQUISITION WORKFORCE
    Behind the Agile Process, individuals commit to getting dirty and making it work
    by COL Gail Washington, Project Manager Current, System of Systems Integration Directorate, Office of the ASA(ALT)
    July-September 2012

     

    BEST PHOTO

    1st Place
    Supply Chain Coordination
    By SPC Bryan Willis, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command
    July-September 2012

    2nd Place
    PLASTIC + CIRCUITRY = FLEXIBLE DISPLAY
    By Conrad Johnson, U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command
    July-September 2012

    3rd Place
    TOTAL ASSET VISIBILITY
    By SGT (now SSG) Shannon R. Gregory, 230th Sustainment Brigade
    January-March 2012

    Honorable Mention
    EVOLUTION OF THE SOLDIER
    By LTC Deanna Bague, Brigade Modernization Command
    October-December 2012

    TOWARD A SELF-SUFFICIENT SYSTEM
    By SSG Tanya Green, 3rd Infantry Division
    April-June 2012

    DISMOUNTED DEFENSE
    By Edric Thompson, Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center, U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command

     

    BEST GRAPHIC

    1st Place
    Army S&T Investment Portfolios
    Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology
    October-December 2012

    2nd Place
    The Agile Process and NIE Synchronization
    System of Systems Integration Directorate, Office of the ASA(ALT)
    July-September 2012

    3rd Place
    Capabilities Integration
    Army G-3/5/7
    July-September 2012

    Honorable Mention
    Engine History
    Common Engine Product Office, Utility Helicopters Project Office, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command
    October-December 2012

    Product Line Management
    Program Executive Office Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation
    April-June 2012

     

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