SCMC Wins Defense Programs Award of Excellence
Brigadier General Stacy Jo Huser (L) presents the Defense Programs Award of Excellence to Emily Kayrish, SCMC Sr. Communications Specialist
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) recently recognized the Supply Chain Management Center with the Defense Programs Award of Excellence for the significant contribution of launching Contractor Acquisition University (CAU), a unique universal supply chain training program.
During the ceremony held at the Kansas City National Security Campus main campus on Jan. 12, U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Stacy Jo Huser, NNSA’s Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application, congratulated the team representatives and recognized their achievements by presenting team plaques and team member award certificates.
“I am always glad to visit our national laboratories, plants and sites,” said Brig. Gen. Huser. “It is an honor to represent the Defense Programs Office and present these awards today…and meet the people who are making our nuclear security enterprise successful.”
Established in 1982, the Defense Programs Award of Excellence annually recognizes individual and team contributions that constitute significant achievements in quality, productivity, cost savings, safety, or creativity in support of NNSA’s nuclear weapon programs and the Nation’s Stockpile Stewardship Program.
Team members from the Supply Chain Management Center recently received an important award in recognition of the significant contribution of launching Contractor Acquisition University (CAU), a unique universal supply chain training program for the Department of Energy.
The Defense Programs Award of Excellence was created to recognize exceptional and significant achievements in quality, productivity, cost, savings, safety, or creativity in support of the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Stockpile Stewardship Program.
CAU was launched in 2020 by the SCMC in partnership with the National Training Center (NTC) to provide standardized training specifically designed for DOE sites' unique blend of commercial and federal contracting practices. The program is a win-win for both contractors and the government, as it mitigates challenges facing site-level training programs while increasing the quality of a contractor's purchasing team by providing uniform, standardized curriculum uniquely tailored to the DOE contractor community.
Congratulations to the team for this prestigious honor.