FORT BELVOIR, Va. (March 25, 2019)—Army AL&T, the award-winning magazine of the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, announced today the winners of its annual “ALTies,” honoring the best article, commentary, graphic, ad and photograph that appeared in the magazine in 2018.
The Readers’ Choice Award, given to Army AL&T’s most-read article, goes to Col. Joe Capobianco and Col. David Phillips for their commentary “Aggressive. Innovative. Fast.” Their article, submitted by the Army’s Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) and Special Operations Forces Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (SOF AT&L), examined the strengths and limitations of the Special Operations Command acquisition model, and captured 1,000 more reads than any other of the magazine’s 2018 articles.
Just as in 2017, the Program Executive Office (PEO) for Command, Control and Communications – Tactical (C3T) was the only multiple winner, nabbing two ALTies. Lt. Col. Mark Henderson won his second ALTie in two years, this time for Best Commentary for “From Idea to Front Line in Record Time” in the April– June 2018 issue. PEO C3T’s Bridget Lynch was the runner-up in Best Commentary, for “PM Perspective: Want Faster Acquisition?”, while PEO C3T’s Amy Walker won Best Photo for “Thank you for your input,” in “Fortified by Feedback” in the April – June 2018 issue.
The winner for Best Article was “Analytical Framework: A Space for Trading,” by Gail Cayce-Adams and Michael Kierzewski of the Joint PEO for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND). Their article describes the analytical framework created by JPEO-CBRND to better manage its portfolio of products. The Best Graphic was “All Hands,” an image created by Scott Sundsvold of PEO Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) that appeared in the April – June 2018 issue.
While a number of Army AL&T’s articles are written by magazine staff, most come from the experts of the Army Acquisition Workforce. These are articles that were eligible for the ALTies.
“We get overall thematic guidance from the Army acquisition executive and the Editorial Advisory Board for each issue, but it’s the subject-matter experts who actually do the work and write the articles that make Army AL&T a superb magazine,” said Nelson McCouch, editor in chief of Army AL&T. “Seeing acquisition from their perspective turns dry doctrine and policy into insightful, useful storytelling.
“I started the ALTies back in 2012 as a way to recognize these contributors who put in the extra time and effort to keep us updated on what is going on in acquisition, and I’m proud to say the contributions have only gotten better over time.”
Want to see your name on next year’s ALTies list? Write an article or commentary, or design an ad for your organization, and send it to us at https://asc.army.mil/web/publications/army-alt-submissions/. Not only will you boost the profile of your organization, and share lessons with the community, but you could wind up with a new award to display.
The nominees for the 2018 awards were selected based on traffic to the e-magazine, Army.mil and the Army AL&T News blog. Voting was conducted online. To read the e-magazine, subscribe, or download the mobile app, go to https://asc.army.mil/web/publications/army-alt-magazine/.
By the way, Army AL&T is rolling out a new platform for the Army AL&T e-magazine. The new site makes it easier to read, share and save the commentary, analyses and workforce development news you rely on—and contribute. In addition to making Army AL&T easy to navigate on a desktop computer, the new platform uses a mobile-friendly format to make the magazine just as easy to read on a smartphone or tablet. The January – March 2019 issue is now available in this new format: https://asc.army.mil/armyalt/January-March2019/. Starting April 1, links from usaasc.armyalt.com will redirect readers to the main magazine page on asc.army.mil: https://asc.army.mil/web/publications/army-alt-magazine/.
Here’s the complete list of ALTies winners for 2018:
Winner: “Aggressive. Innovative. Fast.,” Col. Joe Capobianco and Col. David Phillips, Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office and Special Operations Forces Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, July – September 2018
Winner: “Analytical Framework: A Space for Trading,” Gail Cayce-Adams and Michael Kierzewski, JPEO-CBRND, July – September 2018
Runner-up: “The ‘Armyzon’ Equation,” Lt. Col. Rachael Hoagland, Training With Industry Fellow, April – June 2018
Runner-up: “World-Class Tech, According to Plan,” Argie Sarantinos-Perrin, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, January – March 2018
Winner: “From Idea to Front Line in Record Time,” Lt. Col. Mark P. Henderson, PEO C3T, April – June 2018
Runner-up: “PM Perspective: Want Faster Acquisition?,” Bridget Lynch, PEO C3T, July – September 2018
Winner: “All Hands,” in “Lessons Learned in Modernization,” Scott Sundsvold, PEO EIS, April – June 2018
Runner-up: “A one-stop shop for all of your acquisition career needs,” Contributing organization: U.S. Army Director, Acquisition Career Management Office, October – December 2018
Winner: “Thank you for your input,” in “Fortified by Feedback,” Photographer: Amy Walker, PEO C3T, April – June 2018
Runner-up: “Fog of War,” in “Radical Futures,” Photographer: Robert DeMarco, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, July – September 2018