19TH ANNUAL FRANK B. ROWLETT INFORMATION ASSURANCE (IA) AWARDS

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SUBJ/19TH ANNUAL FRANK B. ROWLETT INFORMATION ASSURANCE (IA)
AWARDS//


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RMKS/1. THE ROWLETT AWARDS ARE SPONSORED BY THE NATIONAL SECURITY 
AGENCY (NSA), AND SERVE TO RECOGNIZE MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS BY INDIVIDUALS 
AND ORGANIZATIONS WHOSE EFFORTS HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCED THE 
ADVANCEMENT OF IA IN SECURITY RELATED AREAS, EITHER CLASSIFIED OR 
UNCLASSIFIED.
2. AWARD CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY.  ACHIEVEMENTS FOR BOTH THE 
INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL AWARDS MUST HAVE OCCURRED DURING CALENDAR 
YEAR 2008.  ALL NAVY, MARINE CORPS, COAST GUARD, AND CIVIL SERVICE 
PERSONNEL ARE ELIGIBLE FOR NOMINATION.  NO CONTRACTOR NOMINATIONS WILL 
BE ACCEPTED.  SPECIFIC CRITERIA APPEAR ON THE WEBSITE CITED IN PARA 3 
BELOW. GENERALLY, CRITERIA INCLUDE EVIDENCE OF THE NOMINEE'S ABILITY TO 
IDENTIFY AND SOLVE SIGNIFICANT IA PROBLEMS, THREATS, OR VULNERABILITIES; 
INNOVATIVE USE OF RESOURCES TO ACCOMPLISH IA-RELATED MISSIONS; AND 
SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL-LEVEL 
INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY.  THREE AWARDEES WILL BE SELECTED IN EACH 
CATEGORY, INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL. COMMANDS ARE NOT LIMITED TO 
ANY NUMBER OF NOMINATIONS.  ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE COMMANDING OFFICER 
ENDORSED.
3. NOMINATIONS AND PRESENTATION.  THE NOMINATION TEMPLATES AND 
ADDITIONAL NOMINATION PACKAGE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT
HTTP://WWW.NSA.GOV/IA/IA_AT_NSA/ROWLETT_AWARDS/NOMINATION_PROCEDURE. 
SHTML.  SEND NOMINATIONS DIRECTLY TO THE NSA INFORMATION ASSURANCE
DIRECTORATE (IAD) LEADERSHIP SUPPORT TEAM, WHOSE CONTACT INFORMATION 
APPEARS ON THE WEBSITE. NOMINATIONS ARE DUE NLT 8 MAY 2009.  AWARD 
FINALISTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY PHONE.  ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED 
OF THEIR STATUS BY MAIL OR EMAIL AT THE ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE 
NOMINATION PACKAGE.  NSA WILL RECOGNIZE AWARDEES AT THE FRANK B. 
ROWLETT AWARDS CEREMONY AT THEIR HEADQUARTERS AT FT. GEORGE G. MEADE, 
MD ON 22 OCTOBER 2009.
4. RELEASED BY VADM HARRY B. HARRIS, JR., USN, DCNO N6.//
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