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CHIPS Articles: Recognizing Department of the Navy Award Winners

Recognizing Department of the Navy Award Winners
Transforming the DON through innovative IT projects
By CHIPS Magazine - April-June 2009
2009 DON IM/IT Award Winners Announced

Three individuals and five project teams were honored at the DON Information Management/Information Technology Conference in San Diego for their outstanding contributions toward transforming the Navy and Marine Corps through information technology.

The following individuals and teams were recognized during an awards ceremony, Feb. 11, 2009, by Robert Carey, DON Chief Information Officer; Jim Craft, Deputy Director, C4, Headquarters Marine Corps; Kevin Cooley, director, Information Technology and Information Resources Management, N61; and Vice Adm. H. Denby Starling II, commander, Naval Network Warfare Command.

William G. Reynolds, Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center CIO/N6 director Executive Management Framework. While serving as NETPDTC CIO/N6, Reynolds created and implemented an Execution Management Framework (EMF) that drove major positive cultural change in a Navy IT organization of 300 employees, which delivers business value to more than 40,000 Sailors annually.

Through his leadership, NETPDTC N6 is becoming a leading entrepreneurial IT organization. Managers now work to define goals, manage customer expectations, and shape increased business value expectations. EMF's resounding success is due to Reynolds' risk taking and challenging his staff to understand and implement transformational change.

Capt. Roy S. Petty, commanding officer, Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command. Capt. Petty is a recognized subject matter expert and leader in the evolving mission area of computer network defense. He fosters a command environment that maximizes the ingenuity and productivity of his cyber workforce.

Under his leadership, the Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command has attained unprecedented levels of success and set a new standard of excellence for all Department of Defense computer network defense service providers.

Lt. Bobby Carmickle, combat systems officer and electronics material officer, USS Freedom (LCS 1). While serving as electronics material officer in the first Littoral Combat Ship, USS Freedom, Carmickle distinguished himself through exceptional performance in the design and implementation of a new and unique Littoral Combat Ship Distance Support architecture.

With a core crew of just 40 Sailors, this unique warship requires a radical new approach to off-ship support. Lt. Carmickle brought this issue to the attention of his chain of command and then led efforts to develop the operational and technical architectures needed to provide the requisite reach-back to support tactical employment of USS Freedom.

Navy Exchange Service Command Payment Card Industry Compliance Project Team for exemplary execution of measures to meet the PCI Data Security Standards compliance requirements. The success of this project resulted in the protection of customers' personal credit card information; preserved the security and integrity of NEXCOM's IT systems, networks and critical infrastructure from compromise; and protected NEXCOM's profits and the associated Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) profit distribution by avoiding the costs associated with fees and penalties for noncompliance.

Headquarters U.S. Pacific Command J6 Portal for significant achievement and leadership in the implementation of classified and unclassified portals at HQUSPACOM. The team set the standard for information dissemination and collaboration in the Asia Pacific region. More than 1,500 users PACOM-wide have enhanced capabilities in the portal environment for warfighting and humanitarian/disaster relief functions, improving decision making.

As a result of the team's efforts, USPACOM is better able to respond to world events and dynamically collaborate with international mission partners.

U.S. Marine Corps Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Plan, under the direction of Maj. Jeffrey L. Hammond and Capt. Russell B. Cromley, for revolutionizing the way the Marine Corps trains and now commercially certifies its information technology personnel.

With a 300 percent increase in cyber attacks on Department of Defense IT infrastructure, there is a critical need for knowledgeable IT personnel. The leadership and focused efforts of Maj. Hammond and Capt. Cromley ensure that the Marine Corps is prepared to meet the demands of current and emerging technologies of the cyber domain.

Naval Network Warfare Command Led Certification and Accreditation Lean Six Sigma Project for work that resulted in the successful implementation of improvements in the Navy's information assurance certification and accreditation process.

Using Lean Six Sigma techniques, the team worked with representatives from across the Navy's IT community to overhaul the Navy's process for managing the implementation of information assurance capabilities and services.

The new process that the team developed has been successful in reducing the time it takes to complete certification and accreditation activities while improving the quality and visibility of accreditation decisions.

Navy-Marine Corps Mobilization Processing System for its rapid design, development and implementation of the core system for what has become the U.S. Navy's authoritative Web-based Individual Augmentation tracking system in support of the global war on terrorism.

The development team, comprised of representatives from several key Navy organizations and small business application software firms, used commercial development tools to create a Web-enabled personnel requirements and fulfillment system which operates across DoD secure and non-secure environments using role-based permissions to allow use by commands throughout the world.


DON teams and individuals of all ranks, rates and grades are eligible to apply for the annual DON IM/IT Awards. Awards are presented to those who meet one or more of the following criteria: superior leadership skills, delivering results that ensure the organization is working toward common solutions that align to the DON IM/IT strategic vision; innovative use of IM/IT to reduce systems and applications; innovative use of IM/IT to significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization in delivering its mission while not duplicating existing projects, systems or solutions; sharing and managing information and knowledge to enable effective decision-making, increase the efficiency and improve mission effectiveness; significant contributions that enable information assurance, computer network defense, critical infrastructure protection and identity management improvements; significant contributions to the recruitment, retention and training of the IM/IT workforce.
For more information about the DON IM/IT Awards, go to the DON CIO Web site at www.doncio.navy.mil.

DON Fed 100 Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the DON's 2009 Federal 100 award winners. The Federal 100 award recognizes individuals in government and industry who made significant contributions to the federal information technology community in 2008. The awards are presented by the 1105 Government Information Group and Federal Computer Week. The winners were honored at a gala March 25. The award winners are listed below.

Byron Adams – Legal Counsel to the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer

Rear Adm. Mike Brown – Acting Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications for the Department of Homeland Security

Joseph Camacho – Program Director, U.S. Joint Forces Command Joint Knowledge Development and Distribution Capability

Robert J. Carey – DON CIO

Richard Etter – DON CIO Information Assurance and Critical Infrastructure Protection Team Lead

Dan Green – Data Strategy Technical Process Owner, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command

Barb Hoffman – DON CIO Director of Operations and Director of Investment and Performance Management

Lt. Col. Richard Leino – S-5 Engineering, Marine Corps Network Operations and Security Center

Capt. Roy Petty – Commanding Officer, Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command

NETWARCOM Commander Vice Adm. H. Denby Starling with Certification and Accreditation Lean Six Sigma Project members and DON CIO Robert J. Carey.
NETWARCOM Commander Vice Adm. H. Denby Starling with Certification and Accreditation Lean Six Sigma Project members and DON CIO Robert J. Carey.

Capt. Roy S. Petty
Capt. Roy S. Petty

Navy Exchange Service Command Payment Card Industry Compliance Project Team
Navy Exchange Service Command Payment Card Industry Compliance Project Team

Lt. Bobby Carmickle with Robert J. Carey
Lt. Bobby Carmickle with Robert J. Carey
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