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MCSC brings home DON acquisition excellence award

By Luis Velazquez, MCSC Systems Engineering, Interoperability, Architectures and Technology | Marine Corps Systems Command | December 17, 2015


Marine Corps Systems Command’s Modeling and Simulation Division was awarded the Department of the Navy Innovation Excellence Acquisition Team of the Year award during a ceremony Nov. 17 at the Pentagon.

The annual awards program recognizes individuals and teams who have made outstanding contributions in promoting competition and innovation in the Navy and Marines Corps acquisition process throughout the fiscal year. The award was presented by Sean J. Stackley, assistant secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson.

"Each of the recipients truly represents the best and brightest," Stackley said during his opening remarks.

Mike O’Neal, M&S division director expressed pride in his team’s expertise and dedication to the mission, citing their countless hours of service and support to programs such as the Framework for Assessing Cost and Technology Program, or FACT.   

"This is truly a great day for the Navy and the Marine Corps to recognize the engineers working at [Marine Corps] Systems Command, as well as our partner warfare centers at Dahlgren, Dam Neck and Panama City,” O’Neal said.

"Everyone here puts the team ahead of self and that core mantra extends to how we provide support to the Naval service,” he added. “Agile management and rapid analytical rigor are the tenants of providing quick and accurate results to challenging complex problems."

The Modeling and Simulation Division is part of MCSC’s Systems Engineering, Interoperability, Architectures and Technology, the organization responsible for leading Marine Corps systems engineering and integration efforts. In addition the Modeling and Simulation Division, Stackley and Richardson also recognized the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren and Panama City Divisions during the ceremony.