FY09 COPERNICUS AWARDS

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R 211504Z SEP 09
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N6// 
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CMC WASHINGTON DC//C4// 
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NAVADMIN 277/09 
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N6/SEP// 
SUBJ/FY09 COPERNICUS AWARDS// 


POC/BROOKE ZIMMERMAN/LT/CNO N614/LOC:WASH DC/TEL:(703) 601-1705 
/TEL:DSN 312-329-1705/ 
EMAIL:BROOKE.ZIMMERMAN(AT)NAVY.MIL/ 
EMAIL:BROOKE.ZIMMERMAN(AT)NAVY.SMIL.MIL// 
RMKS/1. THE COPERNICUS AWARD WAS ESTABLISHED TO RECOGNIZE INDIVIDUAL 
CONTRIBUTIONS TO NAVAL WARFARE IN COMMAND, CONTROL, COMMUNICATIONS, 
COMPUTERS 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. AWARD CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY. DURING FISCAL YEAR 2009, 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 
NEITHER REQUIRED NOR DESIRED. THE NOMINATION TEMPLATE AND ADDITIONAL 
NOMINATION PACKAGE INFORMATION AS WELL AS THE MOST UP-TO-DATE POC 
INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT HTTP //WWW.AFCEA.ORG/AWARDS/AWARDLIST.CFM. 
NOMINATIONS ARE DUE TO THE POC NLT 01 DECEMBER 2009. 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 HARRY B. HARRIS, JR., USN, DCNO N6.//
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