Department of Defense announces the recipients of this year’s DoD Chief Information Officer Awards at a Pentagon ceremony yesterday.
This year marked the 10th anniversary of the DoD CIO Award and is the highest honor recognized by the department for achievement in information management and information technology. More than 70 nominations were submitted worldwide including both civilian government employees and military.
The applicants were evaluated based on their outstanding achievement in one or more of the following eight critical areas: acquisition; architecture and interoperability infrastructure; identity and information assurance and cyber operations; management and standards; synchronized and responsive operations and services; capital planning and optimized information technology investments; information management/technology/assurance workforce; and information sharing and data management.
The award winners were chosen because of their exemplary performance in improving information delivery and dissemination, management capability, cost reduction and savings, a broad user base, process, mission impact, and net-centricity.
Team awards were presented to:
First Place: Defense Communications Systems – Southwest Asia (Army), Fort Belvoir, Va.
Second Place: Collaboration Support and Information Division, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.
Third Place: Office of the Chief Information Officer, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
Fourth Place: Defense Information Systems Agency, Falls Church, Va.
Fifth Place: Apps for the Army (A4A) Challenge Team, Washington, D.C.
Individual awards were presented to:
First Place (Tied): Lt. Cmdr. James Gateau, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany; and Jack Summers, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.
Second Place: Lee James, U.S. Army Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), Radio Frequency-In Transit Visibility (RF-ITV), Fort Belvoir, Va.