March 26, 2018
CRANE, Ind. – Jeff Smith, an employee at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane), received a Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award last month in recognition of his exemplary performance while supporting Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) for the activation of the Limited Area Production Storage Complex and supporting Nuclear Weapons Surety Information Assurance and Cybersecurity efforts from July 2014 to January 2017.
The Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award is the third highest Navy civilian award, and it is given for service or contributions resulting in high value or benefit to the Department of the Navy.
“Had it not been for his aggressive actions to guide the activation team through numerous technical, operational, programmatic, and policy challenges, this facility would not have been ready for activation,” NSWC Commander, Rear Adm. Tom Druggan, wrote in Smith’s award citation. “Due to Mr. Smith’s supreme dedication, expert leadership, and ability to bring all the players onto the same team, the Limited Area Production and Storage Complex is now meeting its critical mission requirements.”
Smith currently serves as the SSP-appointed Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) at NSWC Crane.
"To receive this award is a great honor, and I would like to say thank you to such an outstanding and dedicated SSP team," Smith said.
NSWC Crane is a naval laboratory and a field activity of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) with focus areas in Expeditionary Warfare, Strategic Missions and Electronic Warfare. NSWC Crane is responsible for multi-domain, multi- spectral, full life cycle support of technologies and systems enhancing capability to today’s warfighter.