R 011719Z SEP 17
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO USCYBERCOM FT GEORGE G MEADE MD
COMFLTCYBERCOM FT GEORGE G MEADE MD
DIRNSA FT GEORGE G MEADE MD
CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/CALL FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE JOINT COMPUTER NETWORK OPERATIONS
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (J-CNODP) CLASS OF 2021//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/DNS/AUG//
AMPN/REF A IS NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY (NSA) CALL FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE J-
CNODP CLASS OF 2021// POC/WILLIAM LOVEJOY/FCC-C10F N13/TEL: (443) 634-4586
RMKS/1. This is the annual call for the Joint Computer Network Operations
Development Program (J-CNODP), Class of 2021. The J-CNODP is comprised of
the NSA Computer Network Operations Development Program (CNODP) and the
United States Cyber Command (USCC) Joint Cyber Development Program (JCDP).
This is an opportunity for a select group of highly technically inclined
individuals to further develop their skills in the areas of secure system
design, vulnerability analysis, Computer Network Defense (CND), and Computer
Network Exploitation (CNE). The goal of the program is to develop a cadre of
technical leaders who will improve Department of Defense
(DoD) Computer Network Operations (CNO) capabilities. The program is a
technically demanding three-year internship, tailored to each applicant to
best capitalize on individual expertise. The next class is expected to start
on or about 9 July 2018, with an anticipated report not later than (NLT) date
of 23 April 2018, to allow sufficient time for in-processing, orientation,
and security clearance processing.
2. Ideal J-CNODP candidates will have many of the following
a. Bachelor's degree plus advanced courses or equivalent experience in
the areas of computer engineering, computer science, electronic and
electrical engineering, or applied mathematics.
b. Exceptional academic performance and professional accomplishments, as
well as a demonstrated interest in and ability to perform technically
oriented, hands-on work.
c. Well-developed oral and written communication skills.
d. Working knowledge in one or more telecommunications or computer
network disciplines (computer hardware, software, or networks).
e. Well-qualified officers (O1-O3), enlisted (E5-E7), and Service
Cryptologic Element (SCE) civilians (GS7 - GS12). Previous assignments should
include experience in CNO, signal intelligence
(SIGINT) collection operations, information security (INFOSEC) /information
assurance (IA), and/or research and development (R&D).
f. Demonstrated programming skills in C or C++.
g. Selected applicants must possess a TS/SCI security clearance and a
current counter-intelligence (CI) polygraph prior to the projected class
start date of 9 July 2018.
a. A three (3) year commitment is required upon graduation to fulfill
the follow-on tour requirement.
b. Applicants must contact their detailer for counseling on the career
impact of participation in the J-CNODP program.
c. Civilian applicants must have concurrence from their respective
command and all PCS and associated costs are the responsibility of each
d. All applicants must have the ability to continue service for six (6)
years from program start date.
4. Please ensure widest dissemination to include, cryptologic, intelligence,
communications and computer science, scientific, engineering, acquisition,
and operations fields.
5. Selection will be based on a thorough FCC/C10F review and ranking of each
application package followed with an interview of the top applicants by the
NSA and USCC J-CNODP selection board. The application package shall include
a. Documentation that demonstrates service performance and technical
(1) Officer: Academic Transcripts, ODC, OSR, complete PSR, and an
optional subset of your fitness reports.
(2) Enlisted: Academic Transcripts, ESR, complete PSR, and
evaluations detailing technical competence.
(3) Civilian: Academic Transcripts and any performance assessments
detailing technical competence.
b. A career impact and endorsement letter from applicant's detailer.
c. Letter of recommendation from the applicant's Commanding Officer.
d. Letter of recommendation from the applicant's supervisor attesting to
his/her technical skills and abilities.
e. An optional letter of recommendation at the applicant's discretion.
f. A letter from the applicant (two pages or less) answering the
(1) Why do you think that J-CNODP is the right choice for you?
What goals do you wish to accomplish in J-CNODP? Do you have a preference
for NSA CNODP or USCC JCDP program? If so, why?
(2) Detail your experience with programming/software engineering, to
include programming language(s) (degree of familiarity, breadth of
knowledge/duration of use, and when it was last used). Only include
languages for which you have actually written (or substantially modified)
code. Include any and all:
assembly, hardware-based, high-level, and scripting languages.
(3) Other than programming language expertise listed above, how does
your experience and training relate to the core fields (hardware, software,
(4) Teaming: Describe a positive teaming experience that you have
had. Describe your role on the team and how you contributed.
You may include experiences from work or school.
(5) Technical experience: Describe an unclassified project that best
exemplifies your technical development activities and experiences. Tell us
the technical details of your contributions to that project, highlighting
your strengths and weaknesses.
The project can be work, home, or school related.
(6) Self-directed: Give one example of a project where you worked by
yourself with very little guidance. Briefly describe what you accomplished,
how you approached the problem, and how you liked/disliked working in that
(7) NAVPERS 1070/613 that includes the following verbiage:
"I understand that my acceptance of admission into the Joint Computer Network
Operations Development Program obligates me to serve on Active Duty for a
period of six years following the commencement of the program. If I elect to
leave the program early, I am obligated to serve on Active Duty for a period
of one month for every one month served in the program, commencing upon
voluntary program termination." Applicants who fail to include the NAVPERS
1070/613 with their nomination package will not be considered. Enlisted
personnel who fail to OBLISERV for six years prior to program start will not
be allowed to begin the program.
6. Commands are encouraged to nominate the best-qualified individuals for
this voluntary program. This is an outstanding opportunity to provide future
technical leaders with the necessary skills needed to lead the Navy in this
7. Send applications to the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet, Point
of Contact (POC): William Lovejoy, usff_fcc_c10f_nsah _cnodp(at)navy.mil NLT
15 September 2017 for review and prioritization.
Nominating organizations are expected to pay travel/per diem costs for
necessary travel associated with interviews, which will occur in the November
2017 - January 2018 time frame; video conferencing will be used wherever
8. Release authorized by Mrs. Sharon H. Smoot, Vice Director, Navy Staff