Aviation Week Recognizes Program Teams with Aerospace and Defense Award

Each year, Aviation Week recognizes top program teams that are raising the bar for technical and business performance across the aerospace and defense industry. During a ceremony on Nov. 19, three Lockheed Martin programs received the publication’s esteemed 2014 Program Excellence Award.


Special Projects:
Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS)
, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph is a solar observatory developed under the NASA Small Explorer program. IRIS is designed to further our understanding of the processes that transfer energy from the 6,000K photosphere into the 1,000,000K corona. (Best Next Practice: Supply Chain Integration with Engineering Development)



System Level R&D/SDD:
Integrated Strategic Planning and Analysis Network (ISPAN), Architecture and Infrastructure, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS)
The ISPAN program allows U.S. Strategic Command commanders to monitor worldwide situations in real time, assess potential threats or areas of interest, and then plan and support execution of a swift response in coordination with regional combatant commanders.


System Level Sustainment:
Federal Aviation Administration Automated Flight Service Stations (AFSS), Lockheed Martin IS&GS
The AFSS program provides the general aviation pilot community with safety critical flight plan filing and weather briefing services within the continental U.S. on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration. (Best Next Practice: Using Data Analytics to Maintain Relevancy/Create New Business Models)

“Lockheed Martin’s Program Excellence Award winners are tackling our customers’ greatest challenges with creativity and an eye for affordability,” said Keoki Jackson, vice president for Program Excellence. “Each finalist represents our company’s commitment to outstanding performance and high-quality deliveries for our customers. We are proud to have their work acknowledged by Aviation Week.”

In addition to the Program Excellence Award winners, Lockheed Martin was honored to have an additional two programs nominated as finalists or receiving a Best Next Practice award.


Best Next Practice – Using Data Analytics to Maintain Relevancy/Create New Business Models: Cargo Mission Contract 2, Lockheed Martin IS&GS
Originally scoped for flight cargo processing, sustainment and maintenance operations for space crews to live and work on the International Space Station (ISS), the program adapted to provide data products, logistics and hardware sustaining/maintenance to affordably maximize science utilization and return from the ISS.



HC/MC-130J Recapitalization, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
The HC/MC-130J program was designed to recapitalize an aging fleet of special operations C-130s that form the backbone of the U.S. Air Force’s personnel recovery and special operations missions.