DoD Announces Winners of 2014 Secretary of Defense Performance Based Logistics (PBL) Awards
In an October 17, 2014 memo “2014 Secretary of Defense Performance Based Logistics (PBL) Awards Selection”, the Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) announced the winners of the tenth annual Secretary of Defense PBL Awards:
· System Level Award: F-22 - USAF
F-22 System Program Office. Summary of Accomplishment: Implemented a PBL solution between USAF Air Combat Command, USAF Air Logistics Complexes, Lockheed Martin, Pratt and Whitney, and Boeing for the F-22 fleet which resulted in an F-22 record-high 71% mission capable rate. Additionally, there were significant improvements in the Aircraft Abort Rate, which averaged 5.1% for the year against a fleet exceptional goal of 6.5%. Their efforts reduced the cost per flight hour, saving $20 Million in operating and support (O&S) costs in 2013.
· Sub-system Level Award: Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod PBL - USAF
Precision Attack System Program Office. Summary of Accomplishment: Implemented a PBL solution between USAF Precision Attack System Program Office and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control personnel which delivered exceptional support of 358 Sniper Pods used by USAF and Air National Guard on multiple platforms at operational and training locations around the world. The PBL arrangement improved readiness by 14% while simultaneously reducing O&S costs by $77.3 Million.
· Component Level Award: H-53E PBL - USN
Naval Supply Weapon Systems Support. Summary of Accomplishment: Implemented a PBL solution between NAVSUP WSS, NAVAIR, and Sikorsky for ten high-value, flight-critical components resulting in improved processes and products that increased supply availability by 49% while reducing O&S costs by $20.2 Million.
The memo goes on to state that “Performance Based Logistics is a key Department of Defense strategy used to deliver an integrated, affordable, support solution designed to optimize system readiness and reduce O&S costs. The Secretary of Defense PBL Awards recognize government/industry teams that have demonstrated outstanding achievements in providing our Warfighters with exceptional operational capability through PBL agreements and are examples of “Better Buying Power” in action. The 2014 PBL Award winners will be recognized at the Product Support Manager (PSM) Workshop in January 2015. The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness (ASD(L&MR) will present the award at their command.”
For a list of previous award winners since 2005, visit the Performance Based Logistics Community of Practice (PBL CoP) Award Winning Programs page.
Congratulations to the Air Force’s F-22 and Precision Attack System Program Offices, the Navy’s Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon System Support (NAVSUP WSS) and Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), and their industry partners for this significant achievement and well-deserved recognition.