FISCAL YEAR 2013 COPERNICUS AWARDS:
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SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2013 COPERNICUS AWARDS//
RMKS/1. The Copernicus Award was established to recognize individual
contributions to naval warfare in command, control, communications, computers
and intelligence (C4I), information systems, and information warfare. The
award is sponsored by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics
Association (AFCEA) and the U.S. Naval Institute (USNI).
2. Award criteria and eligibility. Fiscal year 2013 nominees must have made
a specific, demonstrable contribution to the advancement of C4I, information
systems, or 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's area of expertise. All Navy, Marine Corps,
Coast Guard, and Civil Service personnel are eligible for nomination. Up to
30 awardees will be selected. Each nominating command is limited to two
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 through
nominations from Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (including Joint/NATO)
commands, afloat and ashore. Nominations must be on letterhead and submitted
by scan/email (preferred), mail, or fax. 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 POC information, can be found at
http://www.AFCEA.org/awards/CopernicusNominations.asp. Nominations are due to
the POC no later than 1 November 2013. Late nominations will not be
considered. AFCEA/USNI will make final selections and OPNAV (N2N6) will
announce the awardees via NAVADMIN. The annual Copernicus Awards ceremony
will be held at the AFCEA/USNI West Conference in San Diego, CA and an East
Coast Conference, location TBD and announced SEPCOR.
4. Point of contact is CDR Kevin Wagner, OPNAV N2N6C11, at
(703) 604-6127, DSN 664-6127 or via email at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Released by Vice Admiral Ted N. Branch, OPNAV N2N6.//