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2012.06.25 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

PKI Director Receives Prestigious Award

Omaha - Michael McGinnis, executive director of the Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI), located on the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) campus, has recently received the prestigious Vance R. Wanner Memorial Award from the Military Operations Research Society (MORS).

The Vance R. Wanner Memorial Award, named after the first MORS executive secretary, is given each year to a military operations research professional that is deemed to have played a major role in strengthening the profession. The award has been given out since 1978.

McGinnis has been engaged with the MORS in enhancing the national security analytic community for over 40 years. His significant research projects include directing the Unit Manning Task Force and participation in the Officer Personnel Management System Task Force, both of which have greatly impacted the direction and the management of the Army.

McGinnis has also made a major contribution as a mentor to junior analysts that have gone on to have successful careers across the country.

The Peter Kiewit Institute was established in 1996 as a cross-campus center dedicated to help meet the needs of the nation’s technology and engineering firms by providing a top-flight education to students interested in pursuing careers in information science, technology and engineering. PKI is home to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Engineering and the University of Nebraska at Omaha's College of Information Science and Technology.

The Military Operations Research Society exists to enhance the profession of military operations research. That profession is measured by the significance of its contributions to decisions affecting the nation's security.

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