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Release No: 1236-07
October 19, 2007

2007 DoD Chief Information Officer Award Winners Announced

            Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration/ Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (CIO) John Grimes announced the recipients of this year's DoD CIO Awards at a Pentagon ceremony yesterday.
 
            Team awards were presented to:
 
            First place: Joint Task Force (Global Network Operations), U.S. Strategic Command, Arlington, Va.

            Second place: Future Capabilities Division (J82), U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

            Third place: Microsoft Windows Vista Security Guidance Team, National Security Agency, Ft. Meade, Md.

            Fourth place:  Information Assurance Branch, Office of the Defense Information Systems Agency Chief Information Officer, Arlington, Va.
 
Individual awards were presented to:
 
            First place: U.S. Air Force Capt. Theresa A. Thomas, Information Systems Flight commander, 39th Communications Squadron, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.

            Second place: U.S. Army civilian Celine M. Johnson, Local Network Operations and Security Center chief, 507th Signal Company, 59th Signal Battalion, Ft. Wainwright, Alaska.

Third place: U.S. Army Col. Brian P. Hamilton, Information Integration Division chief, JCS C4 Systems Directorate, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.
 
            The DoD CIO awards are based on outstanding achievement in at least one of the following seven key areas: acquisition; architecture and interoperability; information assurance; management and standards; applications (technology or process); capital planning and investment; and information management/information technology workforce.
 
            The award winners were chosen because they improved information delivery, management capability, and process efficiency while reducing costs, saving resources, and enhancing the department’s net-centric capacity across multiple mission areas.
 
            Media may contact home station public affairs offices of award winners for further details regarding individual and team accomplishments.

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