SimVentions Named in the NSWCDD 2008 - Award of Merit for Group Achievement - Award Given to Shipboard Protection System (SPS) Team!
The 2008 Honorary Award presentations were held at the Naval Surface Warfare Center - Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Base Theater on January 22, 2009 in Dahlgren, Virginia. These awards were established by NSWCDD to recognize "...the accomplishments...and...results of exceptional dedication, ingenuity, and perseverance...that reflect the genius and professionalism that make NSWC Dahlgren such a very special asset of the Navy and the nation..." and is why NSWCDD gathers annually to "...recognize those people who harness that creativity with business, engineering, and scientific rigor and deliver solutions critical to supporting America's joint, homeland, and national defense."
As part of the award ceremony, NSWCDD Commander, Captain Sheila A. Patterson shared the following:
"...We know that, many times, the jobs we ask our people to do seem impossible; the situations are demanding and resources are limited. From the long hours, even to deployment into harm's way, the men and women of our Dahlgren work force continue to meet the challenges. Our award recipients are an inspiration and example for all. Their work, and our collective efforts make a difference on a daily basis to the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States military. We will continue to serve proudly alongside them."
SimVentions personnel have been specifically identified in the award write-up for their:
"...significant contributions to the SPS program in the area of software requirements, development and testing...being primarily responsible for the success with the Executive, Maintenance and Training Computer Software Configuration Item's (CSCIs)."
"...significant contributions to the SPS systems engineering process...in the development of the System/Subsystem Specification, System/Subsystem Design Document, Software Requirements Specification, Version Description Documents and Capabilities and Limitations document...and having a major positive impact on...meeting its schedule, most notably the technical review process milestones."
SimVentions is blessed to have been part of the Award of Merit for Group Achievement - SPS Team Award and we will continue to do all we can in providing the SPS project with the highest quality System Engineering, Software Engineering and System Integration support - coming alongside NSWCDD in every effort to continue to deliver solutions critical to supporting our joint, homeland, and national defense.
As background, SPS is a Navy program being developed to protect Navy vessels from asymmetric threats under direction of the Program Executive Office, Littoral Mine Warfare (PEO LMW) Anti-terrorism Afloat Program Office (PMS-480). It integrates improved Situational Awareness, enhanced warning, and engagement capabilities designed to allow naval ship commanders increased time for the detection, identification, decision, engagement, and assessment sequence. SPS will enhance the ability for U.S. Naval vessels to accomplish self-protection while moored to a pier, at anchor, or during restricted maneuvering. This system is modular and expandable to support installation / operation on multiple ship classes within the Navy.http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=34778