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Simon Frechette Receives 2012 DoD Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award

Simon frechette

For Advancement of 3D Technical data package and data certification standards that will reduce defense system lifecycle support costs. 

The Air Force's "Customer/Supplier Interoperability during Collaborative Design (CSI)" and OSD/DMS&T’s "3D Technical Data Package & Certification" projects have greatly reduced time to mission for weapon systems by enabling the seamless transfer of product data throughout the system's lifecycle - getting the right data to the right people in a format that they can use. Through side-by-side comparisons with current best practices, these two programs generated projected cost savings of ~$50M per year when fully adopted by a single, large defense supply chain. Both of these programs significantly benefitted from OSD Defense-wide Manufacturing Science & Technology funding.

Created October 5, 2018