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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 and 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 or

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