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Aisha Mims, a general engineer specializing in software and sustainment with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center, is set to receive the Modern-Day Technology Leader Award during the 2024 BEYA STEM Conference.

This award recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding performance and have the potential to shape the future of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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Expressing her excitement about the nomination, Mims said, “To receive this award is a great honor, and I hope to be an example to others like myself, who work hard and put their all into their work.”

Mims received the nomination for the award from Patricia Alameda, director of the Armament Software Engineering Center, which is a part of the Weapons and Software Engineering Center. Her nomination was endorsed by Chris J. Grassano, director of the Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center, and Cynthia L. Perazzo, director of the Weapons and Software Engineering Center

Grassano wrote, “Ms. Mims has significantly contributed to the DEVCOM Armaments Center mission through her leadership on key programs, including the fielding of the Lightweight Handheld Mortar Ballistic Computer, along with her efforts supporting foreign military sales to our allies.”

The nomination also notes that Mims managed programmatic and financial oversight of more than 40 fielded software-intensive weapon systems, with a $500 million budget over five years. Perazzo also praised Mims, saying that “her work ethic is a true asset in supporting the Army mission and the warfighter.”

DEVCOM has several other award winners who will also be recognized at this year’s conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

The U.S. Army Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center had three winners: Chad Nash for Outstanding Technical Contribution; Clare Yang, Modern Day-Technology Leader; and Dax Cadet, Science Spectrum Trailblazer. Additionally, Tony Harris of the DEVCOM Analysis Center will be recognized for Community Service in Government.

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