Nominations for DON IM/IT Excellence Awards Due Jan. 7

Story Number: NNS151027-08Release Date: 10/27/2015 11:29:00 AM
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From DON Chief Information Office

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Nominations are now being accepted for the Department of the Navy Information Management/Information Technology (DON IM/IT) Excellence Awards. Submissions are due by Jan. 7.

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.

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 Feb. 17-19, 2016 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.

To be considered for a DON IM/IT Excellence Award, submit a nomination package through your Command Information Officer and local Commanding Officer via email to Christine Hanhausen at and Joanne Wills at by Jan. 7. Award winners will be notified by email no later than Jan. 29.

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 point of contact (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.

For more detailed information regarding the DON IM/IT Excellence Awards nomination and selection process, including eligibility and criteria click HERE.

For additional questions contact Hanhausen or Wills at the emails above.

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