Lt Gen Thomas R. Ferguson, Jr. Systems Engineering Excellence Award
The LtGen Thomas R. Ferguson, Jr. Systems Engineering Excellence Award is given to an individual and to a group who:
- Demonstrate 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.
- Demonstrably, through their systems engineering contributions, helped achieve significant cost savings due to new or enhanced processes procedures and/or concepts, increased mission capabilities, or substantially increased performance.
The Individual Award is intended to recognize a body of work spanning a career or most recent career activities. The Group Award is intended to recognize significant accomplishments during the previous year.
This award is presented annually at the Systems and Mission Engineering Conference. This year's conference will be held on October 4 - 7, 2020 in Orlando, FL
For award criteria and how to nominate, click here. Deadline for nominations is July 23, 2021.
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. Lt Gen Ferguson was one of the original participants in the NDIA Systems Engineering Division during its founding years in 1997.
|2019||Garry Roedler, Lockheed Martin Corporation||Tactical Tomahawk Weapon Control System (TTWCS) Design Team|
|2018||Timothy Patrick,NSWCDD||Submarine Harpoon Rim of the Pacific Demonstration Team, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport|
|2017||Ms.Kristen Baldwin, DASD (SE)||CREATE|
|2016||Mr. Stephen P. Welby, ASD (R&E)||CLUSTER TOPGATE team, Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport|
|2015||Mr. Steve Henry, Northrop Grumman Information Systems (Retired)||Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) Systems Engineering Team, The Raytheon Company|
|2014||David R. Castellano, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal||Raytheon Company Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) Systems Engineering Team|
|2013||Dr. James T. Keeney, Air Force Research Laboratory||Northrop Grumman Information Systems|
|F-35 Communications, Navigation, Identification (CNI)|
|2012||David E. Davis, US Air Force Space & Missile Systems Center||F-15 Suite 7E Test Team, Air Force 46th Test Wing, Eglin Air Force Base|
|2011||CAPT Thomas Heatter, USN, MDA||National Reconnaissance Office Launch Team|
|2010||Harold (Hal) Wilson, Northrop Grumman||CECOM Second Generation Forward Looking Infrared Program andMDA Airborne Laser Testbed Systems Engineering Division|
|2009||Brian Wells, Raytheon||University of Maryland Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE)|
|2008||Dr. James Finley, USD(AT&L)||US Navy PMS-420, Techical Direction Agent Team for LCS Mission Package Project|
|2007||Robert Skalamera, USD(AT&L)||US Navy-NUWC-Newport - Submarine Warfare Federated Tactical System Team|
Advanced Collaborative System Optimization Modeler (ACSOM)
|2005||Mark Schaeffer, USD(AT&L) SE||N/A|
|2004||Mike Wynne, USD(AT&L)||N/A|
|2003||Bob Rassa, Raytheon||N/A|