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CHIPS Articles: 2019 DON IM/IT Excellence Award Winners

2019 DON IM/IT Excellence Award Winners
By DON OCIO - January-March 2019
Congratulations to the 2019 DON Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) Excellence Award Winners! The DON IM/IT Excellence Awards recognize excellence in information management and information technology across the Department of the Navy.

The 2019 DON IM/IT Excellence Award categories and winners are:

DON Cyberspace/Information Technology Person of the Year
- Ms. Laura Sedor, NAVSUP IG

DON Cyberspace/Information Technology Rising Star of the Year
- IT1 Andre Pham, Hopper Information Services Center

FOIA Program Excellence Individual Award
- Mr. Chuck Van Cleave, FOIA Officer, NAVFAC NW

FOIA Program Excellence Team Award
- Government Information Sharing Unit, NCIS

Information Systems Security Manager/Information Systems Security Officer of the Year
- Mr. Daniel Haley, NSWC

Privacy Program Excellence Award
- Ms. Deborah Cantaoi, Privacy Program Coordinator, HQMC

Information Management/Information Technology Excellence Team Awards - Compile to Combat in 24 Hours, SPAWAR
- Inventory at Risk Alerts (IRAS) Tool Team, NAVSUP
- Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) Systems Integration Team, NUWC Newport

The award presentations are split between the East and West Coast DON IT Conferences. The Rising Star, ISSM/ISSO, and Compile to Combat in 24 Hours Team awards were presented on Feb. 13, 2019 by Under Secretary of the Navy, Thomas B. Modly, who also serves as DON CIO, and the DON Chief Management Officer, was joined by Vice Adm. Matthew Kohler, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and DON Deputy CIO (Navy), and Brig. Gen. Lorna Mahlock, Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) and DON Deputy CIO (Marine Corps) during the West Coast DON IT Conference CIO Town Hall. The remaining awards will be presented at the East Coast DON IT Conference scheduled for June 3-5, 2019 in Norfolk, Virginia.

DON IM/IT Excellence Award recipients are among the most innovative, dedicated and enthusiastic DON civilians and military members. If you’re interested in nominating an individual or team for next year's awards, sign up for Email Alerts on the homepage of the DON CIO website: https://www.doncio.navy.mil.

Delores Washburn accepting a DON IM/IT Excellence Award from Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly on behalf of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Compile to Combat in 24 Hours team. Photo by MCC(SW/AW/IW/EXW) Rafael Martie/NAVIFOR
Delores Washburn accepting a DON IM/IT Excellence Award from Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly on behalf of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Compile to Combat in 24 Hours team. Photo by MCC(SW/AW/IW/EXW) Rafael Martie/NAVIFOR

DON Cyberspace/Information Technology Rising Star of the Year, IT1 Andre Pham from the Hopper Information Services Center, receiving a DON IM/IT Excellence Award from Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly with Vice Adm. Matthew Kohler and Brig. Gen. Lorna Mahlock. Photo by MCC(SW/AW/IW/EXW) Rafael Martie/NAVIFOR
DON Cyberspace/Information Technology Rising Star of the Year, IT1 Andre Pham from the Hopper Information Services Center, receiving a DON IM/IT Excellence Award from Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly with Vice Adm. Matthew Kohler and Brig. Gen. Lorna Mahlock. Photo by MCC(SW/AW/IW/EXW) Rafael Martie/NAVIFOR
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