AFCEA International announces award winners
AFCEA International recognizes individuals and companies for exemplary service to their government, military and industry clients and partners as well as the AFCEA community in its annual awards. The organization revealed its award winners on April 12.
Among the winners of the top awards are:
Chair’s Superior Performance Award: Recognizes superior service to AFCEA over a sustained period of time.
William S. Dunahoo, Praxis Engineering
Vice Adm. Lowell (Jake) Jacoby, USN (Ret.)
Lewis Shepherd, VMware Research Group
Charlie Allen Award for Distinguished Intelligence Service: Honors senior-level intelligence professionals who are making significant contributions.
Adm. Jon L. Boyes Medal for Distinguished Service to AFCEA: Presented for exceptional career service to AFCEA.
Michael J. Varner, Great Plains-Rocky Mountain Region
General James M. Rockwell AFCEAN of the Year: Given for exemplary service to AFCEA over the past year. An appointed committee selects winner.
Harri Larsson, Senarion
Distinguished Award for Excellence in Engineering: Awarded for sustained excellence in engineering.
Joseph F. Bradley, Jr., U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
Meritorious Rising Star Award for Achievement in Engineering: Recognizes junior/mid-level excellence in the engineering field.
Charles Cathey, Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic
Distinguished Award for Excellence in Information Technology: Awarded for sustained excellence in information technology.
William E. Marion II, Department of the Air Force
Meritorious Rising Star Award for Achievement in Information Technology: Recognizes junior/mid-level excellence in the information technology field.
Maj. Kelley M. Truax, USAF, USTRANSCOM/J6
Meritorious Service to the Intelligence Community Award: Honors intelligence professionals who are making significant contributions at the tactical, intermediate or national levels.
IS1 Gary Gonzalez, USCG, United States Coast Guard
John T. Mendoza, 625th Air Communications Squadron/AF Insider Threat Hub
Exceptional Contribution to STEM Education Award: Honors an individual or team that has made significant contributions to furthering science, technology, engineering and math education in K-12, colleges and universities.
Wanda Curtis, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific
Technology Innovation Award: Recognizes an individual or team that has created an innovative and proven new technology product, service, process or solution.
Cyber Assurance Team, HQ Air Education and Training Command
Small Business of the Year: Awards one company for excellence in client service, training and innovation, community and professional outreach, leadership and commitment, and diversity.
Small Business Person of the Year Award (Industry): Recognizes an individual working in industry who has demonstrated excellence in client service, ethics, community and professional outreach, innovation and leadership.
Chris Cusano, Blue Triangle Consulting
Small Business Person of the Year Award (Government): Acknowledges an individual who works for the government who has demonstrated excellence in small business advocacy, leadership, community and professional outreach, innovation and ethics.
Sonya DeLucia, Office of Small Business Programs, Aberdeen Proving Ground
Small Business Advocate: Awarded to the company that has demonstrated excellence in its mentor-protégé program; contract/sub-contract relationships; small business events and advocacy, ethics and diversity.
Ludmilla Parnell, General Dynamics Information Technology
Sparky Baird Award: Presented to the author(s) of the outstanding SIGNAL Magazine article of the year. An independent panel of judges from government, industry and media chooses the winner.
Nicola Whiting, Titania, “Cyberspace Triggers a New Kind of Arms Race,” SIGNAL Magazine, February 2018
The awardees will be honored May 13 prior to the TechNet Cyber May 14-16 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Source: AFCEA International