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Individuals and Teams Win FY 2006 Air Force Space Command Financial Management and Comptroller Awards

Los Angeles Air Force Base -- Space and Missile Systems Center individuals and teams won six of 19 installation-level awards in the FY 2006 Air Force Space Command Financial Management Annual Awards competition.

Each of the following winners will be nominated for Air Force-level awards in the Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller Annual Awards Program:

Financial Analysis Civilian of the Year (GS-11 - above)
Ms. Jacqueline K. Gaines, Space Logistics Group (Peterson AFB, Colo.)

Acquisition Cost Analyst of the Year (Military)
Capt. April C. Morgan, Military Satellite Communications Systems Wing

Acquisition Cost Analyst of the Year (Civilian)
Ms. Cheryl R. Johnson, Global Positioning Systems Wing

Non-Appropriated Fund Financial Analyst of the Year
Mr. Vasanth K. Baliga, Financial Management and Comptroller Directorate

Financial Analysis Office of the Year
Financial Analysis Division, Financial Management and Comptroller Directorate
(Chief: Mr. Mark Schubert; Deputy: Ms. Irene Montanez)

Outstanding Contributions to Air Force Financial Management Transformation
Contract Change Proposal Definitization Team, Space Radar Integrated Program Office

"I could not be prouder of the quality, magnitude and impact of the work our financial managers perform every single day," said Col. Delane A. Aguilar, SMC's Director of Financial Management and Comptroller. "We've always touted that the very best and brightest financial managers in the Command - if not the Air Force - are right here at SMC and these awards reaffirm that. My heartiest congratulations go out to all of our winners."

The Space and Missile Systems Center, located at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the U.S. Air Force's center of acquisition excellence for acquiring and developing military space systems including six wings and three groups responsible for GPS, military satellite communications, defense meteorological satellites, space launch and range systems, satellite control network, space based infrared systems, intercontinental ballistic missile systems and space situational awareness capabilities. SMC manages more than $60 billion in contracts, executes annual budgets of $10 billion and employs more than 6,800 people worldwide.