DAPS Designated a High Performing Organization by the Department of Defense

May 15, 2008, 01:00 ET from Defense Logistics Agency

    MECHANICSBURG, Pa., May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Document
 Automation & Production Service, a field activity of the Defense Logistics
 Agency, has received the designation of High Performing Organization in a
 letter signed by Wayne Arny, the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for
 Installations and Environment.
     DAPS, headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is responsible for
 document services for the Department of Defense encompassing printing and
 high-speed, high-volume duplicating. It is also the preferred provider for
 the conversion, retrieval, output and distribution of digital documents.
 DAPS' mission includes the transformation of the department to the use of
 online documents.
     As the result of an Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76
 public-private competition in 2001, DAPS is managing a segment of its
 mission under a Most Efficient Organization. The resulting MEO from the
 competition will continue through September 2009. The new High Performing
 Organization will begin October 2009 effectively extending the MEO for
 three more fiscal years.
     The DAPS enterprise is currently comprised of 187 world-wide production
 facilities. The MEO provides staffing at 145 facilities at military
 installations located throughout the continental United States.
     Monica Kelliher-Hamby is a senior policy analyst at the DOD's Office of
 Housing and Competitive Sourcing who reviewed the Defense Logistic Agency
 submission for DAPS to become a High Performing Organization. She noted
 DAPS is an organization that pays great attention to details. "It can prove
 how much production can increase. The savings they achieved was far and
 away more than expected," she said. The DAPS MEO consistently met or
 exceeded technical and cost goals since its inception in Fiscal 2003 while
 achieving cumulative net savings to the Department of Defense of over $250
 million. Kelliher-Hamby added, "I was also impressed by the customer
 endorsements that were part of the nomination package showing how much DOD
 customers appreciated their quality level of service."
     Kelliher-Hamby commended DAPS for being proactive in support of its
 employees. DAPS submitted its nomination package through DLA two years
 before the end of its Most Efficient Organization term instead of waiting
 for its expiration and then attempting to achieve the High Performing
 Organization designator.
     DAPS Director Steve Sherman credited the employees of the organization
 for achieving the HPO status. "DAPS is defined by our front line employees,
 the ones who are out there face-to-face with customers. They are the ones
 who have made the MEO successful and deserve receiving DOD's recognition of
 their achievements," he said. "Our managers and employees have shown the
 agility it takes in such a dynamic environment to support the warfighter
 and thoroughly understand the importance of excellent customer relations
 and service."
     DAPS is the document solutions provider to the Department of Defense
 operating with a "Can Do, Right Now" approach to supporting its customers.
 DAPS can now add High Performing Organization to its list of recognitions.
     DLA is DOD's largest logistics combat support agency. It provides
 supply support and technical and logistics services to the U.S. military
 services and several federal civilian agencies. Headquartered at Fort
 Belvoir, Va., the agency is the one source for nearly every consumable
 item, whether for combat readiness, emergency preparedness or day-to-day
 operations, inside the Department of Defense.

SOURCE Defense Logistics Agency