WASHINGTON, DC | July 14, 2014 – Technical and Project Engineering, LLC (TAPE), an Inc. 500 | 5000 fastest-growing company, announced today that members of its Strong Point Research (SPR) Division were recognized by the Department of Defense for promoting innovation in DoD weapon systems and programs. Awards were presented to Visual Systems Engineer Mark Johnson and Senior Project Coordinator/Systems Engineer Leonard Hobbs, PhD, who both support the U.S. Army Program Executive Office of Simulation Training and Instrumentation (PEO/STRI).
These awards, part of the DoD’s Value Engineering program, are designed to identify innovative ideas that save money without compromising performance, reliability, quality or safety. They offer incentives for government and defense industry partners to create applications or approaches that broaden the traditional scope of engineering. Awards are given to companies and individuals who develop cost-saving and cost-avoiding engineering proposals. In 2013, such proposals resulted in savings totaling $5.5 billion.
“The entire team at TAPE is extremely proud of Mark and Leonard for this unique and impressive accolade,” commented Louisa Long Jaffe, CEO and president of TAPE. “It is this kind of resourcefulness and ingenuity that set TAPE employees apart from others in the industry.”
Johnson and Hobbs were recognized in the “Special” category for creating Virtual Targets offered through the Army Model Exchange. This simulation, training and instrumentation solution was implemented within the Targets Management Office’s Virtual Targets Program. The pair collaborated with Project Manager Constructive Simulation, a Florida-based firm that specializes in simulations and supports Army training programs.
“Leonard and I are thrilled to be named to this prestigious list of award-winners,” Johnson said. “It’s great to know that the hard work and dedication of all of our team members have paid off with this special recognition.”
Based in Orlando, FL, the TAPE-SPR Division supports PEO STRI in engineering, logistics, and management roles. Johnson and Hobbs have both supported PEO STRI throughout their nine-year careers at SPR.
Known for its systems engineering expertise, TAPE provides technological, management/program support, and training solutions to government agencies. From program staffing and acquisition to information systems, modeling and simulation, and cyber security solutions, TAPE brings a non-traditional, innovative approach that solves existing problems while anticipating and mitigating new ones. We maintain our competitive advantage by providing state-of-the-art support services and leveraging innovative methodologies and processes that can be easily integrated and implemented.
Incorporated in 2003, TAPE is a CVE-Verified Service- Disabled Veteran-Owned/8(m) Woman-Owned Small Business (SDVO/WOSB). We are also a registered ISO 9001:2008 company under the International Organization for Standardization. To learn more about TAPE, visit www.TAPE-LLC.com.
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