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Dougherty County -- A computer system, developed and run at the Albany Marine Logistics Base, wins a top Government Award for Excellence.

The nearly 100 people who run the Marine Corps Equipment Readiness Information Tool, or MERIT, received personal awards from Base Commander Brigadier General E.G.Payne.

MERIT is a computer system that tracks Marine equipment across the world, making it more efficient to supply the troops fighting in Iraq, or anywhere in the world.

The Albany workers say they are glad to help support the troops. MERIT Director Michael Williamson said "Specifically for the deployed forces that would suit their needs individually, tailored to them. And we did that in two weeks time, and that was quite an accomplishment for the team of people that did that."

The Albany Marine Base Computer system beat out more than 60 other nominations to win the top technology award.

posted by jimw@walb.com