Houtsma’s Efforts Help Close Capability Gaps
As Deputy Product Manager for Small and Medium Caliber Ammunition (PdM SMC) in Project Manager Maneuver Ammunition Systems, Tracy M. Houtsma is responsible for developing and delivering small caliber ammunition to the Army, other services and foreign partners.
She’s also directly responsible for transitioning emerging technologies into acquisition programs, providing a way to close small arms capability gaps through reduced battlefield weapon signature, lighter combat ammunition loads and advanced armor defeat. Houtsma developed and directed several strategic decisions that have given the PdM SMC office the ability to sustain the highest quality of ammunition while developing new solutions to address capability gaps.
She played a key role in developing and executing an acquisition strategy authorizing commercial production for the operating contractor at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, greatly improving operating efficiencies and strengthening the small caliber ammunition industrial base.
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