USD AT and L Memo 2015 Secretary of Defense Performance Based Logistics PBL Awards Selection , DTD 9 Dec 15
In a December 9, 2015 memo entitled “2015 Secretary of Defense Performance Based Logistics (PBL) Awards Selection”, the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) announced the winners of the eleventh annual Secretary of Defense PBL Awards: System Level Gerald R. Beck Award: Javelin – US Army Close Combat Weapon Systems (CCWS) Program Office Summary of accomplishment: The Javelin Joint Venture PBL Team implemented a PBL solution between the Army CCWS Project Office at Redstone Arsenal and Javelin Joint Venture, a partnership of Raytheon Systems Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corporation that provided the Javelin Warfighter the highest level of mission success and tactical Operational Readiness. They reached a level greater than 99 percent for eight consecutive years, far surpassing contractual requirements of 90 percent. With the restructuring of the Javelin Lifecycle Contractor Support, the current PBL Contract per-year contract cost was reduced from $62 million per year to $32 million per year, a dramatic 48 percent annual cost reduction brought to fruition through utilization of historical hardware performance and actual demands on the supply system. Sub-system Level Award: AN/ARC-210 Radio Set – US Navy U.S. Naval Supply Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) Summary of Accomplishment: The AN/ARC-210 Radio Set PBL Team implemented a 10-year PBL solution between NAVSU P WSS in Philadelphia and Rockwell that improved battlefield interoperability and mission set availability from 64 percent to 99.4 percent. This improvement in asset availability and a total elimination of backorders enhanced mission set readiness by a total of 35.4 percent. Material availability improved from 70 percent pre-PBL to a sustained 99 percent or better since the contract award, while identifying $15.3 million in cost avoidance over the life of the contract. Component Level Award: EA-6B Hydraulics – US Navy U.S. Naval Supply Weapon Systems Support Summary of Accomplishment: The EA-6B Hydraulics PBL Team implemented another 5-year PBL solution between the Naval Aviation Enterprise and industry by maximizing the strengths of Naval Air Systems Command, NAVSUP WSS in Philadelphia, the Fleet Readiness Centers, subcontractors, original equipment manufacturers, and vendors that deliver supply support to the EA-68 Prowler Electronic Warfare aircraft. The current contract performs through January 2018 and encourages AAI Corporation Textron System (AAI) to continually improve repair and supply chain capability. AAI has performed at 100 percent availability for the past 83 consecutive months, and overall performance since the beginning of the program has been at 99.2 percent, while identifying $71,000 in cost avoidance. The memo goes on to state that “PBL is a key Department of Defense strategy used to deliver an integrated, affordable, support solution to optimize system readiness and reduce Operating and Support costs. The Secretary of Defense PBL Awards recognize government/industry teams that have demonstrated outstanding achievements in providing our Warfighters with exceptional operational capability. The teams successfully utilize PBL agreements and are examples of “Better Buying Power” in action...The 2015 PBL Award winners will be recognized at the Spring 2016 Product Support Manager (PSM) Workshop and will be presented the awards at their commands.” .