SAN DIEGO — Tena Bouma, a supervisor at the Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific), received a 2018 Women of Color STEM Technology All-Star Award during the annual Women of Color STEM Conference in Detroit, Michigan, Oct. 12, 2018.
Working with Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Financial Integrity Audit Review team, Bouma established processes and procedures for integrated product team leads, branch heads and division heads in order to achieve optimum results. As a result of these new processes and procedures, the department has seen major improvements in the pass rate.
Stephen Wadase, division head for Logistics and Systems Support, said Bouma's attitude is the key to her success. "She conveys a strong positive message of the importance of the work her folks accomplish and backs that message up through her own hard work and dedication to her craft," he said.
In addition, Bouma has been an outstanding mentor for interns in the Naval Acquisition Development Programs for Logistics. Her outstanding performance at every level was cited in her award announcement.
A landmark naval research facility in San Diego for more than 78 years, SSC Pacific is comprised of over 4,900 scientists, researchers, and engineers, and is a member of an exclusive team of research labs that make up the Department of Defense's brain trust.
SSC Pacific's mission: To conduct research, development, engineering, and support of integrated command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, cyber, and space systems across all warfighting domains, and to rapidly prototype, conduct test and evaluation, and provide acquisition, installation, and in-service engineering support. www.spawar.navy.mil/pacific.