FISCAL YEAR 2023 COPERNICUS AWARD NOMINATION:
R 241752Z AUG 23 MID120000391269U
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
CMC WASHINGTON DC
COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/NAVADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N2N6/SEP//
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2023 COPERNICUS AWARD NOMINATION//
POC/LUND/CIV/AFCEA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION/TEL: (703) 631-6147
RMKS/1. The Copernicus Award recognizes 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 Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association
(AFCEA) International and the United States Naval Institute (USNI).
2. Award criteria and eligibility. Fiscal year 2023 nominees must have made
a specific, demonstrable contribution to the advancement of C4I, Information
Systems, Cyber Operations and Information Warfare. 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
nominee 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 30
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 be on letterhead, be submitted by email in PDF
format, and must not contain any Personally Identifiable Information.
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://cloud.afcea.org/owncloud/s/zVmjXzu1f3pQg4Q#pdfviewer, and award
information can be found at afcea.org/afcea-international-awards-program.
Nominations must be submitted no later than 1 November 2023 to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Late nominations will not be considered.
4. AFCEA International and USNI will make the final selections. The Deputy
Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare will announce the awardees
via naval message. The annual Copernicus Awards ceremony will be held at the
AFCEA International/USNI WEST 2024 Conference in San Diego, California at the
San Diego Convention Center.
5. Released by Ms. Jennifer Edgin, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Information Warfare, OPNAV N2N6.//