FY07 COPERNICUS AWARDS

UNCLASSIFIED//
R 261609Z OCT 07
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N6//
TO NAVADMIN
CMC WASHINGTON DC//C4//
COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-6//
COGARD TISCOM ALEXANDRIA VA//TSD-1//
UNCLAS //N01650//
NAVADMIN 284/07
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N6/OCT//
SUBJ/FY07 COPERNICUS AWARDS//


POC/ERIK PITTMAN/LCDR/CNO N6F24/LOC:WASH DC/TEL:(703) 601-5094 /TEL:DSN 
329-5094/TEL:FAX (703) 601-1344 /EMAIL:ERIK.PITTMAN(AT)NAVY.MIL// 
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 2007, 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 FOR NOMINATION. 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 
UCSOBDOM03.HQ.NAVY.MIL SLANT N6. 
ON LEFT SIDE OF WEB PAGE SEE LINK FOR PUBLIC LIBRARY, THEN SELECT THE 
ADMINISTRATION FOLDER. NOMINATIONS ARE DUE TO OPNAV N6F24 NLT
01 DECEMBER 2007. 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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