R 091932Z SEP 16
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO USCYBERCOM FT GEORGE G MEADE MD
COMFLTCYBERCOM FT GEORGE G MEADE MD
DIRNSA FT GEORGE G MEADE MD
SUBJ/CALL FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE COMPUTER NETWORK OPERATIONS DEVELOPMENT
PROGRAM (CNODP) CLASS OF 2020//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/DNS/SEP//
AMPN/REF A IS NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY (NSA) CALL FOR CNODP
FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.//
POC/LT NATHANIEL NEWSOM/FCC-C10F/TEL: (443) 634-4567,
RMKS/1. This is an annual call for the Computer Network Operations
Development Program (CNODP), class of 2020. The CNODP is comprised of the
System and Network Interdisciplinary Program (SNIP), the Global Network
Exploitation and Vulnerability Analyst (GNEVA) Development Program (GDP), and
the Joint Cyber Development Program (JCDP). This is an opportunity for a
select group of highly, technically inclined individuals to further develop
their skills in the areas of secure system design, vulnerability analysis,
Computer Network Defense (CND), and Computer Network Exploitation (CNE). The
goal of the program is to develop a cadre of technical leaders who will
improve Department of Defense (DoD) and service Computer Network Operations
(CNO) capabilities. The program is a technically demanding, three-year
internship, tailored to each applicant to best capitalize on individual
expertise. The SNIP, GDP, and JCDP executives expect the next class to start
on 10 July 2017, with a report not later than (NLT) date of 24 April 2017 to
allow sufficient time for in-processing, orientation, and security clearance
2. Ideal CNODP candidates will have many of the following qualifications:
a. Bachelor's degree plus advanced courses or equivalent experience in
the areas of computer engineering, computer science, electronic and
electrical engineering, or applied mathematics.
b. Exceptional academic performance and professional accomplishments, as
well as a demonstrated interest in and ability to perform technically
oriented, hands-on oriented work.
c. Well-developed oral and written communications skills.
d. Working knowledge in one or more telecommunications or computer
network disciplines (computer hardware, software, or networks).
e. Well-qualified officers (O1-O3), enlisted (E4-E6), and Service
Cryptologic Element (SCE) civilians (GG-7-GG-12). Previous assignments should
include experience in CNO, SIGINT collection operations, information security
(INFOSEC)/information assurance (IA), and/or research and development (R&D).
f. Demonstrated programming skills in C or C++.
g. Selected applicants must possess a TS/SCI security clearance and
current, counter-intelligence (CI) polygraph before the class start date of
10 July 2017.
a. A three (3) years commitment will be required upon graduation to
fulfill the CNO follow-on tour requirement.
b. All applicants shall interface with their respective detailer, prior
to applying for this program. Reservists and civilians must discuss
feasibility of a six (6) year commitment with their respective commands.
c. Civilian applicants must have concurrence from their respective
command and all PCS and associated costs are the responsibility of each
d. All applicants must have the ability to continue service for six (6)
years from programs start date (e.g., high year tenure (HYT) or failure of
selection (FOS) will cause the Sailor to not be considered).
4. Please ensure widest dissemination to include, cryptologic, intelligence,
communications and computer science, scientific, engineering, acquisition,
and operations fields.
5. Each service is limited to a maximum of 20 applicants to allow for
participants from other DoD agencies.
6. Selection will be based on a thorough review of each application package
and an interview of the top applicants by the NSA selection board. The
application package shall include the following:
a. Documentation that demonstrates service performance and technical
(1) Officers: Transcripts, ODC, OSR, complete PSR, and an optional
subset of your fitness reports.
(2) Enlisted: Transcripts, complete PSR, and evaluations detailing
(3) Civilians: Transcripts and any performance assessments detailing
b. Letter of recommendation from the applicant's Commanding Officer.
c. Letter of recommendation from the applicant's supervisor attesting to
his/her technical skills and abilities.
d. An optional letter of recommendation at the applicant's discretion.
e. A letter from the applicant (two pages or less) answering the
(1) Why do you think that CNODP is the right choice for you? What goals
do you wish to accomplish in CNODP?
(2) Detail your experience with programming/software engineering, to
include programming language(s) (degree of familiarity, breadth of
knowledge/duration of use, and when last it was used). Remember to include
experience with assembly, scripting (as well high-level languages).
(3) Other than programming language expertise listed above, how does
your experience and training relate to the core fields (hardware, software,
(4) Teaming: Describe teaming experiences where you were a member and
another where you were a leader. Describe your role on the team and how you
contributed. You may include experiences from work or from school. In your
answer, describe what aspects you liked and disliked. If you have had any
teaming experiences that did not go perfectly, please describe what problems
were encountered and what measures were taken (e.g., a team member not
understanding their part or not pulling their weight, conflict within the
team, etc.). Describe what role you had in any measures that may have been
(5) Give one example of a project where you worked by yourself; briefly
describe what you accomplished and how you approached the problem (use an
example that you feel shows your ability to adapt and problem solve).
7. Send applications to the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. Tenth Fleet, Point
of Contact (POC): LT Nathaniel Newsom at
firstname.lastname@example.org NLT 30 September 2016 for review
and prioritization. Nominating organizations are expected to pay travel/per
diem costs for necessary travel associated with interviews, which will occur
in the December 2016/January 2017 time frame (video conferencing will be used
8. Commands are strongly urged to consider nominating their best qualified
personnel for these worthwhile programs. This is an outstanding opportunity
to give future technical, Computer Network Operations leaders the skills to
help lead the Navy in this vital area.
9. Release authorized by Mr. Brian J. Persons, Vice Director, Navy Staff.//