NAVSEA Receives 3 DoD Value Engineering Awards

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Monday, July 28, 2014

 

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) was recently announced as the winner of three fiscal year 2013 Department of Defense (DoD) Value Engineering Achievement Awards.
 
Value engineering is DoD's effort to continually analyze defense organizations, facilities, and processes to achieve essential functions and products at the lowest cost consistent with required performance, reliability, quality and safety.
 
Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane employee Bernie Sexton was honored with an individual award for his work as the Interference Cancellation System (INCANS) lead engineer as part of the Airborne Electronic Attack fleet support team. INCANS provides for communications capability during electronic jamming operations. When a replacement transceiver component for a discontinued INCANS component was not an exact fit, Sexton was able to change the obsolescent transceiver component with a newer one with only minor modifications to its support circuitry but with no modifications to the digital controller printed circuit board.
 
Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme was recognized for designing, developing, testing, installing and introducing the Heavy Electric Standard Tensioned Replenishment Alongside Method (E-STREAM) system to the fleet. This new underway replenishment system is cost-effective and integrates modern control technology with stable operational procedures, enabling the fleet to transfer heavy loads at a faster rate. The E-STREAM is capable of transferring 50 loads per hour, up to a total of 6,000 lbs. The system can also transfer loads up to 12,000 lbs. at 25 loads per hour and automatically land the load at the receiving ship without operator intervention.
 
The Program Executive Office Submarine's Virginia Class submarine acquisition office, in partnership with the Office of Naval Research's Navy Manufacturing office received the team award for developing "best of class" improvements to shipbuilding practices. The implementation and use of process improvements with advanced planning tools, efficient production engineering practices, upgraded shop floor tools and upgraded material procurement practices, have combined to reduce the overall cost of the Virginia Class submarine. These improvements have contributed to the goal of producing two submarines every year for $2 billion, starting in fiscal year 2012.
 
The Value Engineering Achievement Awards program provides an incentive for government and defense industry partners to improve the value of weapon systems and programs by promoting innovation and creativity.


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