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DIA Receives DOD Awards for Value Engineering
August 6, 2012
The Office of the Secretary of Defense honored the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) with two Value Engineering Awards for accomplishments in fiscal year 2011 at the annual Department of Defense (DOD) Value Engineering Achievement Awards ceremony.
Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall presented the award plaques, recognizing the application and implementation of value engineering principles and practices that resulted in greater efficiencies and effectiveness, and significant cost savings and cost avoidance.
The Value Engineering Program identifies actions that reduce cost, increase quality and improve mission capabilities across the entire DOD enterprise, thereby ontributing to reduced costs of operating and sustaining our warfighting capability.
"As members of an intelligence community focused on national security, we are entrusted with great responsibilities, significant authorities and substantial public funds," said DIA Deputy Director David Shedd. "In return, we must demonstrate at all times, with no exception, that we are worthy of such trust. This public trust requires more than mere compliance with the rules and regulations governing contracting, personal decisions and ethics. It requires continuous and thoughtful consideration on how we think, act and measure our impact – and the ability to listen, analyze and question the status quo."
DIA's Hosted Server Computing (HSC) Virtualization team was recognized for planning, engineering, implementing and deploying the new HSC Virtual Infrastructure for the DOD Intelligence Information System enterprise and virtualizing more than 300 existing servers and applications residing on those servers. These efforts ensure 100 percent failover and disaster-recovery capability for more than 175 applications critical to the support of the DOD intelligence mission. Additionally, this initiative provides service to customers and mission enablers throughout the intelligence community.
The HSC team also provided a platform service to enable both internal- and external-solution hosting for DIA and its mission partners. Every intelligence business and infrastructure is, or will be processed by 5,000 virtual servers that this service integrates, tests, deploys and maintains. The platform guarantees resources for tenants, increases agility and operational efficiency, shortens time to market, and provides greater automation and self-service when possible. The HSC service has demonstrated compelling value by increasing capability to customers and end users by more than 40 percent.
DIA's Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence Requirements and Operations Management Environment technology team leveraged an enterprise architecture and engineering approach to improve efficiency of business processes and replace disjointed non-interoperable legacy systems. The approach also vertically and horizontally integrates DIA architectures with peer architectures throughout DOD and the intelligence community, and with NATO and Five Eyes coalition partners.
This collaborative approach strengthened DOD human intelligence, counterintelligence collection and counterintelligence support to force protection, and refocused human intelligence and counterintelligence collection in multi-intelligence specialties. These processes have been adopted as NATO and Five Eyes partners' standard reporting tool.
The DOD Value Engineering Program is a vital component of DIA efforts to increase the value and reduce the life cycle costs of defense systems. Since 2009, DIA has received seven DOD Value Engineering Awards, acknowledging the collaborative teamwork, actions and contributions that have resulted in breakthrough performance, cost savings and avoidance and extraordinary deliverables.
For complete information on all the DOD Value Engineering Achievement Award recipients, click here for the DOD press release.
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