KCNSC's Laura Hartwig recognized for EMDI work by NNSA's NA-10, KC Field Office

Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC) Chief Engineer for Defense Programs Laura Hartwig received recognition from the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs (NA-10) Dr. Marv Adams and the Kansas City Field Office (KCFO) for her work on the Enhanced Mission Delivery Initiative.

Hartwig, who is one of the core EMDI Stockpile Modernization Working Group team members, has taken a leadership role in efforts focused on product realization. She was presented with a token April 24 in the lobby of Global Security.

"The Stockpile Modernization Working Group leaders have recognized KCNSC Chief Engineer Laura Hartwig for her dedication and efforts on the Defense Program's pilot EMDI initiative No. 8.," said Jeff Shoulta, KCFO Manager. "Working in collaboration with our site partners, she's helped create ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the product realization process (PRP) to enable delivery on our increasing nuclear deterrent work scope."

"Thank you for what you're doing," Adams said.

The NNSA and its laboratories, plants and sites are being asked to increase support for the strategic nuclear deterrence mission. The goal of PRP and other EMDI pilots is to address this challenge by enabling more efficient and effective execution of stockpile modernization programs.

The PRP Pilot is focused on implementing refinements to warhead technical reviews, technical scope management, and qualification business rules.  The refined PRP's key principles are to enable mutual success of Technical Basis (products that meet requirements) and Production Basis (quality products built at rate) and to optimize the Nuclear Security Enterprise, not individual organizations, sites or programs. These changes are captured in pilot Defense Program Business Process System (DPBPS) documents.

"It's my privilege and passion to work in this arena that I care deeply about – both the mission and the people. I am humbled by the recognition because it's absolutely been a team effort but thank you very much," Hartwig said.

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