DSTA Bags Singapore Quality Award
30 Oct 2017

DSTA has attained the Singapore Quality Award (SQA), conferred by the SQA Governing Council as part of the Business Excellence Awards.

Award Stage

On behalf of DSTA, Chief Executive Tan Peng Yam received the award from Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development Dr Koh Poh Koon, at the Business Excellence Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner on 26 Oct.

“I am honoured to receive this SQA award on behalf of everyone in DSTA. Our journey has been a remarkable one because of the passion, drive and dedication of each and every staff,” said Peng Yam in the award acceptance speech.

CE Speech

The SQA marks a third milestone in DSTA’s business excellence journey, having received the People Excellence Award in 2016 and the Innovation Excellence Award in 2014. DSTA is the only organisation to have attained all three awards in the last four years.

Staff shared the joy of DSTA’s latest achievement. Programme Manager (National Engineering) Tan Bing Wen appreciates how innovation and teamwork is part of the culture in DSTA. “Among colleagues, we are collaborative. There are no boundaries even across different disciplines. That’s how we cross-pollinate ideas and deliver the most cost-effective solutions,” he said.

Senior Systems Architect Fiona Chen added: “We harness technology to make a positive impact in the lives of Singaporeans. This is made possible through an organisational culture centred on staff development. This award motivates us to scale new heights in business excellence.”

Group - Award Stage