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Naval Station Gets Cost-Efficiency Honor

The Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station has been named the Navy’s top facility of its kind for the second consecutive year, receiving the Hammer Award for model and cost-effective operations.

More than 200 Navy facilities were nominated for the award, which was created by Vice President Al Gore to recognize efficiency in government.

The award is part of the Clinton administration’s National Performance Review program and is considered the government equivalent of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards given to private companies and organizations, said Danny Johnson, base spokesman.

The Hammer Award was presented to the station at the Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board’s 23rd annual Distinguished Public Service Awards ceremony in Long Beach.

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