FISCAL YEAR 2018 COPERNICUS AWARD NOMINATION:
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INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
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RMKS/1. The Copernicus Award was established to recognize individual
contributions to naval warfare in Command, Control, Communications,
Computers, and Intelligence (C4I), Information Systems, Cyber Operations, and
Information Warfare. The award is sponsored by the Armed Forces
Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and the United States
Naval Institute (USNI).
2. Award criteria and eligibility. Fiscal year 2018 nominees must have made
a specific, demonstrable contribution to the advancement of C4I, Information
Systems, or Cyber Operations. Contributions can be technical in nature, but
may also originate from doctrinal, financial, organizational, or other
dimensions of information systems. The contribution should involve
exceptional initiative, leadership, and insight within the nominees area of
expertise. All U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, and Civil
Service personnel are eligible for nomination. Up to 22 awardees will be
selected. Each nominating command is limited to two nominees.
No contractor or team (more than one person) nominations will be accepted.
Nominations must be unclassified.
3. Nominations and presentation. The awardees will be selected from
nominations received from U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S.
Coast Guard (including Joint/North Atlantic Treaty Organization) commands,
afloat and ashore. Nominations must not contain any personal identifiable
information, be on letterhead and submitted by email in PDF format.
Nominations for Commanding Officers or Officers in Charge must be signed by
their Immediate Superior in Command. Flag endorsements and letters of
recommendation are neither required nor desired. The nomination template and
additional nomination package information, as well as the most up-to -date
point of contact information can be found at
https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-489512, and award information can be
found at http://www.afcea.org/site/awards/copernicus. Nominations need to be
submitted no later than 2 November 2018 to email@example.com.
Late nominations will not be considered.
4. AFCEA and USNI will make the final selections and the Deputy Chief of
Naval Operations for Information Warfare will announce the awardees via
NAVADMIN. The annual Copernicus Awards ceremony will be held 13-15 February
2019 at the AFCEA/USNI West 2019 conference in San Diego, CA at the San Diego
Convention Center. If awardees are unable to attend Western Conference and
Exposition 2019, the awards will be presented 14-16 May 2019 at the AFCEA
Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium in Baltimore, MD at the Baltimore
5. Released by VADM Matthew J. Kohler, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Information Warfare, OPNAV N2N6.//