FY06 COPERNICUS AWARDS

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RMKS/1. THE COPERNICUS AWARDS WERE ESTABLISHED TO RECOGNIZE
INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO NAVAL WARFARE IN COMMAND, CONTROL,
COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTER AND INTELLIGENCE (C4I), INFORMATION
SYSTEMS AND INFORMATION WARFARE.  THE AWARDS ARE SPONSORED BY
THE ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION
(AFCEA) AND THE U.S. NAVAL INSTITUTE (USNI).
2. AWARDS CRITERION AND ELIGIBILITY.  WITHIN FISCAL YEAR 2006,
NOMINEES MUST HAVE MADE A SPECIFIC DEMONSTRABLE CONTRIBUTION TO
THE ADVANCEMENT OF C4I, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, OR INFORMATION WARFARE.
CONTRIBUTIONS NEED NOT BE TECHNICAL IN NATURE, BUT MAY ARISE FROM
DOCTRINAL, FINANCIAL, ORGANIZATIONAL, OR OTHER DIMENSIONS OF
INFORMATION SYSTEMS.  THE CONTRIBUTION SHOULD DEMONSTRATE
EXCEPTIONAL INITIATIVE, LEADERSHIP AND INSIGHT WITHIN THE NOMINEE'S
AREA OF EXPERTISE.  ALL NAVY, MARINE CORPS, COAST GUARD, AND
CIVIL SERVICE PERSONNEL ARE ELIGIBLE TO BE NOMINATED.  UP TO 30
AWARDEES WILL BE SELECTED.  EACH NOMINATING COMMAND IS LIMITED TO
TWO NOMINEES.  NO CONTRACTOR OR TEAM (MORE THAN ONE PERSON)
NOMINATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
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 WHEN SUBMITTED BY MAIL, SCAN/EMAIL, OR FAX.
WHEN SUBMITTED BY MESSAGE, NOMINATIONS MUST CONTAIN THE CAVEAT
'COMMANDING OFFICER SENDS'.  NOMINATIONS FOR COMMANDING OFFICERS
OR OFFICERS IN CHARGE MUST BE SIGNED BY THEIR IMMEDIATE SUPERIOR
IN COMMAND (ISIC).  FLAG ENDORSEMENTS AND LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
ARE NOT REQUIRED NOR DESIRED.  THE NOMINATION TEMPLATE AND
ADDITIONAL NOMINATION PACKAGE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN WORD
FORMAT AT HTTPS: DOUBLE SLANT UCSO2.HQ.NAVY.MIL/N7.  NOMINATIONS
ARE DUE TO OPNAV N6F311 NLT 15 NOVEMBER 2006.  AFTER THE SELECTION
BOARD ADJOURNS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL AWARD SELECTEES WILL
BE MADE TO AFCEA/USNI.  AFCEA/USNI WILL MAKE FINAL SELECTIONS
AND OPNAV WILL ANNOUNCE THE AWARDEES VIA NAVADMIN.  THE ANNUAL
COPERNICUS AWARDS BANQUET HELD AT THE AFCEA WEST CONFERENCE IN
SAN DIEGO, CA WILL BE ANNOUNCED SEPCOR.
4. RELEASED BY VADM M.J. EDWARDS, OPNAV N6.//
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