Office of the Secretary of Defense Announces 9th Annual Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) Awards Program
The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness (L&MR) has announced the 9th Annual Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) Awards Program in a memo of the same subject dated May 2, 2013. Nominations are due not later than July 1, 2013. Submission instructions and criteria are included as an attachment.
According to this memo, "PBL is a key Department of Defense strategy for delivering integrated, affordable, performance-based product support solutions designed to optimize system readiness for the Warfighter. The tenets of PBL support Better Buying Power 2.0 by incentivizing productivity and innovation in industry and Government. PBL balances Warfighter readiness and affordability by incentivizing industry to deliver cost-effective solutions to the Department. The Department instituted the PBL Awards in 2005 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 Government/industry teams 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 public and private sector winners in each category will receive trophies that will be presented in conjunction with the Aerospace Industries Association’s Fall Product Support Conference" in October 2013. Winners will also be permanently recognized as part of the Secretary of Defense PBL Award Pentagon Display.
For additional information about the award, including a link to this May 2, 2013 announcement memo and list of previous System Level, Subsystem Level, and Component Level PBL Award winners and hyperlinked copies of previous winners’ nomination packages, visit the Award Winning PBL Programs site on the PBL Community of Practice (PBL CoP).