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The Defense Standardization Program last month honored four individuals and three project teams for their efforts within the Defense Department.

Alan J. Fletcher of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, won the grand prize for leading a departmentwide effort to set nongovernment standards for aerospace sealants.

The three other individual winners work at the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center in Columbus, Ohio:
Alan Barone led standardization efforts in the center's high-reliability semiconductor program.

James A. Crum completed two standardization projects for the center's electronic relay engineering team.

Michael C. Jones was honored for bringing a new class of product into the center's hybrid microcircuit standardization program.

Among the team winners was the Standardization Software Communications Architecture Team at the Army Joint Tactical Radio System Program Office in Arlington, Va., which created a standardized software communications architecture for use in all future DOD tactical radio designs.

The Joint Precision Approach and Landing Systems Team at the Naval Air Warfare Center, Webster Field Annex at St. Ingoes, Md., won for establishing an architecture that helps solve air traffic control and landing operations problems. The joint Navy and Air Force project used Global Positioning System data in designing a precision approach and landing system.

And the Army AN/PRC-112 Production Support Team at the Army Communications- Electronics Command at Fort Monmouth, N.J., won for extending the life of the AN/PRC-112 radio.

Keith R. Hall, former director of the National Reconnaissance Office and assistant secretary of the Air Force for space, was recently named a vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton of McLean, Va. He will lead the company's dealings with the intelligence community. Hall spent 32 years in a series of intelligence jobs. He was NRO director from March 1997 until last December.

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