Magazine article National Defense
NDIA Honors Rep. C.W. "Bill" Young at Annual Awards Event
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), the "Voice of the Industrial Base," will present its Dwight D. Eisenhower Award to Florida Representative C. W "Bill" Young at its annual Awards Dinner on April 13, 1999.
"We are extremely pleased to be able to honor such an American patriot as Congressman Bill Young," said NDIA's Chairman of the Board Louis J. Giuliano, President and Chief Operating Officer of IT Industries, Inc. "In searching for an individual who exemplifies the ideals of our former President and Commander-in-Chief, Dwight D. Eisenhower, we've selected a true leader, lawmaker and ardent supporter of a strong national defense."
The Eisenhower Award is given every two years by NDIA to an individual who has most effectively applied Eisenhower's principles of promoting a close working relationship between government and industry in furtherance of the concepts and requirements of national security. The former President and General of the Army firmly believed that such cooperation by both the public and private sectors is essential for the nation's security.
"President Eisenhower most certainly understood the importance of acquisition partnerships," stated NDIA president Lt. Gen. Lawrence F Skibbie, U.S. Army (Ret.). "He was fully convinced that World War II had been won with the cooperation between the U.S. Armed Forces and American industry, and he wanted this relationship to continue into the future. It is organizations such as NDIA that carry on that tradition and strive to improve the acquisition and procurement processes. …