Press Release

NASA’S Honors Top Companies

By SpaceRef Editor
April 29, 2004
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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

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SpaceRef staff editor.