For Immediate Release:                                                            Contact: Dr. Douglass Post

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Springfield, VA:  On October 24th, the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) CREATE Team was awarded the Lt Gen Thomas R. Ferguson, Jr. Systems Engineering Excellence Award for 2017 at the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Systems Engineering conference. The award was accepted by Dr. Douglass Post, Associate Director for CREATE, on behalf of the 180 government personnel and support contractors in the CREATE program.

The award criteria include promotion of robust systems engineering principles, effective systems engineering process development, increased mission capability and substantially increased performance.  The award recognized the CREATE team’s determined pursuit of a vision to enable fundamental change in defense acquisition via high performance computing and multi-disciplinary, physics-based software. The team’s accomplishments in software engineering across multiple military and technical domains greatly improves DoD’s ability to design and develop the advanced weapons systems to defend the nation.

The team’s efforts and rigorous software development practices have provided the DoD with government-owned tools that enable cost, schedule, and risk reduction in weapons system acquisition, and improved warfighting capability.



For the official announcement, please see the NDIA website: