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2016 Army Acquisition Executive's (AAE) Excellence in Leadership Awards:

The 2016 Army Acquisition Executive’s (AAE) Excellence in Leadership Awards applauds individuals and teams whose outstanding contributions and achievements merit special recognition. It also provides an opportunity to showcase the professionalism of the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW). The goal is to highlight not only the best people and their individual accomplishments but also to highlight how they help their organization and the acquisition community at large.

To be eligible for an Individual AAE Excellence in Leadership Award (with the exception of two awards noted below), nominees must occupy an acquisition workforce designated position and be current in their Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act certification and continuous learning points. (NOTE: The two exceptions are the Defense Exportability and Cooperation Professional of the Year and the Acquisition Support Professional of the Year categories, which are open to all Army employees supporting the Acquisition Workforce).

The 2016 Awards will be open in early in July.

The following awards categories mirror the functions and organizations of the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW). Find detailed instructions and criteria for each award at the links below:

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2016 Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (USD(AT&L)) Acquisition Award Programs

The call for nominations for the 2016 USD(AT&L) awards are closed. The deadline to submit nominations for the 2016 Secretary of Defense Performance-Based Logistics Award is Wednesday, August 17.

2016 Defense Acquisition Workforce Individual Achievement Award
  • The Defense Acquisition Workforce Individual Achievement Award has been established to encourage and recognize excellent performance by members of the Defense Acquisition Workforce in the acquisition of products and services for the DOD. This program recognizes individuals (military or civilian) who represent the best in the various acquisition workforce disciplines. The U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) is the official collection point for U.S. Army nominations. USAASC will compile the nominations and submit to senior leadership, who will then select and forward the Army submissions to USD(AT&L) for consideration.
2016 Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Award
  • The Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Award recognizes organizations that have displayed outstanding commitment, innovation, and results to develop and support the success of their acquisition, technology and logistics professionals. The U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) is the official collection point for U.S. Army nominations. USAASC will compile the nominations and submit to senior leadership, who will then select and forward the Army submissions to USD(AT&L) for consideration.
2016 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award
  • The David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award, sponsored by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD(AT &L)), recognizes Department of Defense civilian and military organizations, groups, or teams who have demonstrated exemplary innovation and best practices in the acquisition of products and services. This award reflects achievements that exemplify goals and objectives established for furthering life cycle cost reduction and/or acquisition excellence in the Department. Multiple teams may receive the award based on merit. This call for nominations application is for nominations from the U.S. Army. The U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) is the official collection point for U.S. Army nominations. USAASC will compile the nominations and submit to senior leadership, who will then select and forward the Army submissions to USD(AT&L) for consideration.
2016 USD(AT&L) Should Cost and Innovation Award
  • The Should Cost and Innovation Award specifically targets organizations that have displayed outstanding commitment, innovation, and results to should-cost management. It recognizes organizations, groups or teams that have displayed outstanding commitment, innovation, and results to should cost management. As a core, enduring BBP initiative, most programs and contracted activities in DOD now have should-cost targets and are managing to them.
2016 Secretary of Defense Performance-Based Logistics Award
  • The Secretary of Defense Performance-Based Logistics Award 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.
2016 Secretary of Defense Product Support Manager Award
  • The Secretary of Defense Product Support Manager Award recognizes the PSM accomplishments and contributions toward achieving the goals outlined in Better Buying Power. The award recognizes PSM contributions to controlling cost within affordability caps, promoting industry competition and innovation, and implementing effective product support strategies. The award honors outstanding PSMs in two categories: Major Defense Acquisition Programs, Acquisition Categories (ACATs) 1 PSM; and the Major Weapon System/Other Weapon Systems, ACATII and below PSMs.

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Contact

For questions regarding the awards season, please contact Vicky Deguzman at (703) 805-1245 or email victoria.l.deguzman.civ@mail.mil.