A recent contract effort by Lawrence Franz, chief of the Plans, Programs and Policy Division for Project Director Joint Services (PD JS), highlights his dedication and hard work, as well as his perseverance, endurance and management skill. Franz took the lead in executing a high-priority ASA(ALT) initiative to perform an innovative Ammunition Industrial Base Strategic Study. He organized a team from PEO Ammunition and the Joint Munitions Command to define the requirements of the study and award a six-month execution contract to McKinsey and Company Inc. The contract awarded to McKinsey was executed from start to contract award in less than two months. Franz coordinated daily updates from the contract team at PD JS and Army Contracting Center-New Jersey to keep the battle rhythm at a pace rarely observed for a contract award of this amount.