For the second consecutive year, LMI’s New York City–based Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), Office of National Laboratories, National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) team members were recognized by DHS for their innovative achievement. LMI’s acquisition and financial management professionals Kris Dooley, Abby Hooper, and Steve Vargas were part of a combined government and contractor team that received the Building Partnerships Award during a ceremony held on July 26.
Dr. Reginald Brothers, Under Secretary for S&T, presented the award to the team for “hosting a unique and collaborative experience with new technology for first responders” in the last calendar year. That event brought together the first responder community with S&T to test technologies with the potential to either better support or protect first responders or improve their response.
S&T performs research and testing to identify leading technology candidates and then arranges and leads an annual operations exercise, OpEx, at which urban first responders test the candidate technologies. Last year, the LMI team was included in this endeavor because of its terrific past performance, which culminated in its acceptance of the Outstanding Contractor Support Award for its work on the quality management system (QMS) that has resulted in NUSTL readying for International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification.
Congrats to this team for its exceptional—and award-winning—support of our NUSTL client.