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Melissa Motichek Mathews
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1272)
April 29, 2004
RELEASE : 04-145
NASA Honors Top Companies
Three U.S. companies recently received NASA's George M. Low Award. The Low award is NASA's highest honor for quality and technical performance. It is the nation's oldest award for organizational quality.

NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe presented the awards at the 18th NASA Continual Improvement and Reinvention Conference. Marotta Controls, Inc., of Montville, N.J., received the award for small-business product. Lockheed Martin Space Operations, Integrated Technology Solutions, of Huntsville, Ala., was the winner in the large-business service category. Spectrolab, a Boeing Company, of Sylmar, Calif., received the award for large-business product.

Companies were evaluated for performance, cost, schedule, innovation, management leadership, customer orientation, adherence to the Total Quality Management philosophy, and alignment of organizational goals with NASA's strategic plans.

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