Systems Engineering Awards

Award

Lt Gen Thomas R. Ferguson, Jr. Systems Engineering Excellence Award

Nominations for 2017 are due by Friday, September 8

Download the nomination form.

Purpose
The LtGen Thomas R. Ferguson, Jr. Systems Engineering Excellence Award is given to an individual and to a group demonstrating outstanding achievement in the practical application of Systems Engineering principles, promotion of robust systems engineering principles throughout the organization, or effective systems engineering process development. Their systems engineering contributions should have demonstrably helped achieve significant cost savings due to new or enhanced processes procedures and/or concepts, increased mission capabilities, or substantially increased performance.

Past Winners

  • 2016 Systems Engineering Excellence Individual Award presented to Mr. Stephen P. Welby, ASD (R&E)
  • 2016 Systems Engineering Excellence Group Award presented to CLUSTER TOPGATE team, Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport 
  • 2015  Systems Engineering Excellence Individual Award presented to Mr. Steve Henry, Northrop Grumman Information Systems (Retired)
  • 2015 Systems Engineering Excellence Group Award presented to Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) Systems Engineering Team, The Raytheon Company
  • 2014 Systems Engineering Excellence Individual Award presented to Mr. David Castellano,Executive Director, The Weapons and Software Engineering Center, The U.S. Army
    Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny Arsenal
  • 2014 Systems Engineering Excellence Group Award presented to the JPALS Team, The Raytheon Company

History
The National Defense Industrial Association’s Lt Gen Thomas R. Ferguson, Jr. Systems Engineering Excellence Award was established in 2003 to honor the memory of Lt Gen Thomas R. Ferguson, Jr., USAF, whose leadership embodied the highest ideals in Defense Systems development and deployment.

How to Nominate
A call for nominations will be issued annually. Nominations are submitted via electronic form to Tina Fletcher at tfletcher@ndia.org.

Schedule
Award is presented annually at the Systems Engineering Conference.  The nominations for the 2017 awards are due by noon Eastern time on September 8, 2017.