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CHIPS Articles: Nominations for DON IM/IT Excellence Awards Due Jan. 7, 2016

Nominations for DON IM/IT Excellence Awards Due Jan. 7, 2016
By DON CIO News - October-December 2015
Nominations are now being accepted for the DON IM/IT Excellence Awards. Submissions are due by Jan. 7, 2016. The awards recognize the superior efforts of IM/IT projects, teams, and individuals in helping to transform the Navy and Marine Corps by applying innovative solutions to DON information technology. More...

There will be one set of DON IM/IT Excellence awards recognizing accomplishments in 2015. However, winners based on/near the West Coast will receive their awards at the DON IT Conference, West Coast 2016, scheduled for Feb. 17-19 at the San Diego Convention Center. Winners based on/near the East Coast will receive their awards at the DON IT Conference, East Coast 2016, typically held in May or June (details to be provided at a later date).

Nominations are now being accepted for the following:

-- DON Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) Excellence Team and Individual Awards;
-- John J. Lussier Electromagnetic Spectrum Award;
-- DON IM/IT Innovative Solution Award;
-- DON Cyberspace/IT Person of the Year Award and Rising Star of the Year Award;
-- Information System Security Manager (ISSM)/Information System Security Officer (ISSO) of the Year Award;
-- Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program Excellence Award; and -- Privacy Program Excellence Award.

Awards Submission:
To be considered for a DON IM/IT Excellence Award, please submit a nomination package through your Command Information Officer and local Commanding Officer via email to christine.hanhausen@navy.mil and joanne.wills@navy.mil by Jan. 7, 2016. Award winners will be notified by email no later than Jan. 29, 2016.

All packages must contain the following nominee information:

-- Name of the individual or team being nominated (Note: If a team nomination, name of team leader and associated information on nomination form and a separate list of all team members, including name, grade/rank, command and email addresses)
-- Name of the project associated with the award nomination, if applicable.
-- Name, title, phone number, and email address of the concurring Command Information Officer or Commanding Officer.
-- Name, title, and mailing address of the supervisor or person to whom the award letter should be sent if the individual or team is selected.
-- Name, title, phone number, and email address of the POC or person submitting the nomination.
-- A one page award justification (8.5x11 inch paper, 1 inch margins, single spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font). The award justification should include the following:
-- Specifics of the DON program/project and the accomplishments of the nominee or team. --The effort's beneficial results to the DON, including quantitative results or measures of improvement.
-- How the project, effort, person, or team meets the specific criteria for the award category. A brief summary or "citation" (125 words or less), which will be used as a general description for publication and for the award letters that will be sent to winners.

Additional Information:
View detailed information regarding the DON IM/IT Excellence Awards nomination and selection process (including eligibility and criteria). For additional questions contact christine.hanhausen@navy.mil or joanne.wills@navy.mil.

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