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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 ….

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

 

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

 

BEST AD

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Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensors

 

Army AL&T Magazine Writer’s Workshop Presentation