NASA recently recognized two Leidos teams with awards for excellence. NASA awarded its Space Flight Awareness Team Award to a Leidos team supporting the NASA Kennedy Space Center Kennedy Environmental and Medical Contract (KEMCON), and the agency awarded a 2017 Headquarters Honor Award for Team Excellence to the NASA Headquarters Sustainability Working Group, which includes three Leidos employees.
The Space Flight Awareness Team Award recognizes employees that demonstrate exemplary teamwork while accomplishing their goal in support of the human space program. Leidos employees Kristina Herpich, Lisa Ruffe, Tim Mrdjenovich, and Nick Aleman, who act as Environmental Points of Contact (EPOCs) for KEMCON, received the award for superior support services to construction activities supporting space flight programs. These EPOCs provide guidance on environmental issues for all new design projects from conception, design, construction and final walk down ensuring NASA meets or exceeds regulatory requirements, project schedule, and budget.
The Headquarters Honor Award for Team Excellence acknowledges outstanding team achievements to improve the efficiency or provide a significant contribution to the mission of NASA’s Headquarters. Leidos employees Christina Hudson, Kim Gotwals and Erik Tucker are part of the NASA Headquarters Sustainability Working Group that received the award. The Sustainability Working Group includes representatives from environmental, facilities, logistics, procurement, information technology, finance, and other functional specialties. Together, these team members have tackled policies and projects to mainstream sustainability and have yielded tangible benefits that support the mission.