This award is given to both an individual and a group (team) who demonstrate outstanding achievement in any of the following ways:
- Practical application of systems engineering principles,
- Promotion of robust systems engineering principles throughout the organization, or
- Effective systems engineering process development during the previous year.
The nominee's systems engineering contributions should have demonstrably helped achieve significant cost savings due to new or enhanced processes, procedures, and/or concepts, increased mission capabilities, and substantially increased performance.
The National Defense Industrial Association's Systems Engineering Excellence Awards were established in 2003 to honor the memory of Lt Gen Thomas R. Ferguson, Jr., USAF, whose leadership embodied the highest ideals in the development and deployment of defense systems.
Previous recipients include 2019 award winner, Garry Roedler, Lockheed Martin Corporation and Tactical Tomahawk Weapon Control System (TTWCS) Design System
This award is presented annually at the Systems and Mission Engineering Conference. This year's conference will be held from October 4 -7, 2021 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld.
Deadline for nominations is July 23, 2021.