FISCAL YEAR 2011 COPERNICUS AWARDS

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SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2011 COPERNICUS AWARDS// 



POC/BROOKE ZIMMERMAN/LCDR/CNO N2N6C31/LOC: WASH DC/TEL:  (703) 695-0238
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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 2011, 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 
AND SUBMITTED BY SCAN/EMAIL (PREFERRED), MAIL, OR FAX.
NOMINATIONS FOR COMMANDING OFFICERS OR OFFICERS IN CHARGE MUST BE SIGNED BY 
THEIR IMMEDIATE SUPERIOR IN COMMAND.  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/AWARD S/ 
COPERNICUSNOMINATIONS11.ASP.  NOMINATIONS ARE DUE TO THE POC NLT 01 NOVEMBER 
2011.  LATE NOMINATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED BY THE SELECTION BOARD.
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 CEREMONY HELD AT THE AFCEA WEST CONFERENCE IN SAN DIEGO, CA  WILL BE 
ANNOUNCED SEPCOR.

4.  RELEASED BY MS. KATHERINE E. FLATTERY N2N6C.//

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