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Release No: 921-08
October 31, 2008

2008 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.
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; and data management/data sharing.
The award winners were chosen because of their exemplary performance in improving information delivery, management capability, and process efficiency while reducing costs, saving resources, and enhancing the department’s net-centric capacity across multiple mission areas. They were selected among 80 nominations received from around the world.
In its eighth year, this award is the only one of its kind in the department. It has grown to be a prestigious and popular program, showcasing the best of the best in information management and information technology management.
Team awards were presented to:
First place: Joint Task Force (Global Network Operations), U.S. Strategic Command, Arlington, Va.
Second place: Army Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care, Fort Detrick, Md.
Third place: Army Knowledge Online/Defense Knowledge Online, Ft. Belvoir, Va.
Fourth place: Marine Corps Center for Lessons Learned, Quantico, Va.
Fifth place: National Security Agency’s Secure Mobile Environment – Portable Electronic Device, Fort Meade, Md. 
Individual awards were presented to:
                First place: U.S. Army LTC Anthony O. Evans, Fort Belvoir, Va.
                Second place: U.S. Air Force Maj. Douglas A. Gimlich, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces Europe.
Third place: U.S. Air Force LtCol. Angela J. Burth, Joint Staff, the Pentagon.
Media may contact the public affairs offices of award winners for further details regarding individual and team accomplishments.
U.S. Strategic Command JTF-GNO – 703-607-6910, timothy.madden.ctr@jtfgno.mil; Fort Detrick MC4 -- (301) 815-5808, ray.steen@us.army.mil; Ft. Belvoir AKO/DKO – (703) 704-3358, (703) 371-0786, sheldon.s.smith@us.army.mil; Quantico Marine Base MCLL – (703) 432-8268, richard.long.ctr@usmc.mil; National Security Agency located at Fort Meade – (301) 688-6524, nsapao@nsa.gov; Ft. Belvoir BCS3 -- (703) 704-0236, (703) 593-3915, jessica.lynn.smith@us.army.mil; U.S. Air Forces Europe – 011-49-6371-47-6565, usafe.pai@ramstein.af.mil; Joint Staff – (703) 571-9471, james.cunningham@js.pentagon.mil.

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