Battle Command Sustainment Support System wins 'Best Military Logistics Program Award'

FORT BELVOIR, Va., Sept. 30, 2005 -- The Battle Command Sustainment Support System (BCS3) was selected as the "Best Military Logistics Program" of the year at the annual Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) Military Logistics Summit 2005.

Product Manager (PdM) of BCS3 Lt. Col. Joseph A. Grebe said, "Team BCS3 has been working hard specifically throughout the past few months, helping numerous units deploy and prepare for deployment. BCS3 also recently assisted with the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts providing the 'visibility tool' to assist relief workers. With more than 1,000 BCS3 systems currently fielded, our team has been working diligently in support of the warfighter and we are very appreciative of this recognition. I'm extremely proud of our team."

The criteria for this award selection was based on reduction in footprint to sustain the warfighter, improved readiness effectiveness, highly improved, measurable reliability of a crucial product or system, potential of application to other military logistics programs, and significant reduction in cycle time for the deployment of a weapons system.

The awards reception took place at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, Va., yesterday. Two other awards were presented, including the "Logistician of the Year," which was awarded to Maj. Gen. Daniel Mongeon, USA and the "Outstanding Achievement in Military Logistics Strategy," which was awarded to the Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project.

BCS3 is a Commercial Off-the Shelf (COTS) software technology insertion that provides commanders actionable logistics information as well as a visual logistics picture of the battlefield. BCS3 is the Army's logistics "fusion center" at all echelons for maneuver sustainment support. It is modular, tailorable, and scaleable to meet the full spectrum of operations and interoperates with Army Battle Command Systems (ABCS). BCS3, for the first time, gives commanders a visual logistics picture of the battlefield, integrating multiple data sources in one program. The system software is capable of operating on unclassified and classified networks and allows units to plan, rehearse, and execute on one system.

Jessica Smith (703) 704-0236 or cell (703) 593-3915

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