NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support Wins SECDEF PBL Award

     The Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Weapon Systems Support (WSS) F414 engines Performance Based Logistics (PBL) team was selected as a 2013 Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) PBL award winner in the Component Level Category.

     SECDEF PBL awards recognize government and industry teams that have demonstrated outstanding achievements while providing the warfighter with exceptional operational capability through PBL agreements.

     “This partnership between the Navy and private industry has truly set a benchmark for performance-based engine support, and I couldn’t be more proud of the team for their dedication to the process and innovative thinking that led to this recognition,” said NAVSUP WSS Commander Rear Adm. John King, adding that since the establishment of this recognition program in fiscal year 2005, NAVSUP WSS has won 14 of 31 SECDEF PBL awards.

     According to the official award announcement, the F414 Engine team initiated a firm-fixed price PBL arrangement, resulting in a substantial infrastructure cost avoidance and $110.2 million savings to the flight hour program as well as material availability of more than 95 percent.  Supporting 1,210 F414 engines in Navy inventory, this PBL agreement focuses on the desired outcomes of the Department of Defense acquisition reform and Better Buying Power 2.0 guidance.  It also delivers supply support for more than 900 lines of repairable and consumable components to all levels of maintenance.

     In addition to members from NAVSUP WSS, the team also included representatives from the Naval Air Systems Command, the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, and General Electric Aviation.

By Margaret Kenyon-Ely, NAVSUP WSS Office of Corporate Communications