FAIRFAX, Va., May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Through its annual awards program, AFCEA International recognizes the outstanding contributions of individuals in the communications, electronics, intelligence and information technology disciplines. The awards will be presented on June 20, 2016, prior to the Homeland Security Conference June 21-22 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.
GEN. JAMES M. ROCKWELL AFCEAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
Rear Adm. Carlos Rodolfo, PRT N (Ret.), Portugal Chapter
ADMIRAL JON L. BOYES MEDAL FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO AFCEA
Sue Hoffman, Booz Allen Hamilton, Northern Virginia Chapter
CHAIR'S SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE AWARD: Members who set the example for others as dedicated volunteers at all levels of the association.
Robert Damen, Raytheon
Terry Halvorsen, Department of Defense Chief Information Officer
Michael J. Varner, Compass Consulting
Konstantin Zografov, Industrial Holding Bulgaria AD
LEADERSHIP AWARD: Long-standing AFCEA members with a record of sustained contributions to the association and exceptional leadership skills.
Stephen Falcone, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
Lt. Col. David W. Landry, USAF (Ret.), Georgia Tech Research Institute
Col. Paul G. Patton, USAF (Ret.), CACI, Inc.
Col. Russell J. Smith, USAF, US Special Operations Command
Thomas S. Wells, Dayton Aerospace, Inc.
MEDAL OF MERIT: Dedicated service to the association and a sustained level of professional excellence in the communications, electronics, intelligence and information systems fields.
Senior Master Sgt. Kelly Bales, USAF, U.S. Air Force
Kimberly M. Burr, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence
Horace Carney, Janus Research Group
Ryan Cox, CACI, Inc.
Adam Feingold, TASC, an Engility Company
Karin Grace, M2 Technology
Shannon Hagy, Bart & Associates, Inc.
David Hart, Segue Technologies, Inc.
Mark R. Sinclair, Margin Consults, Inc.
Eric Sloan, 1 Sync Technologies
Lt. Col. Jay P. Storms, USMC (Ret.), Smartronix, Inc.
MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD: Midcareer award for meritorious contributions to AFCEA and to the community.
Master Gunnery Sgt. Arthur Allen III, USMC, III Marine Expeditionary Force G-6
Thomas L. Allen
Y. Suat Bengur, ASELSAN A.S.
Jessye Chancey-Higginbotham, Software Engineering Services
Dr. Mauro Cigarini, SELEX Integrated Systems/Finmeccanica S.p.A.
Brian C. Coffey, CACI, Inc.
Brandt Cosgrove, Venatore LLC
Mario de Lucia, Aerospace and Defence Consultancy
Kathy Devereaux, S4 Inc.
James Evans, Iron Bow Technologies
Eng. Pedro Carrilho Filipe, CEIIA
Thomas Galligan, DataPath
Kasie Gates, United States Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
Martin L. Harbolt, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Linda Herrell, Aerospace Corporation
Luke Hill, Fort Knox Network Enterprise Center
Christian Hoehner, Data Coalition
Lt. Col. Vanessa S. Johnson, USAF (Ret.), Forescout Technologies
Naina Leo, Octo Consulting Group
Wendy Maurer, LRH Group
Marilyn Moysey, Johnson Technology Systems, Inc.
James A. Muller, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Lt. Col. William E. Page, III, USAF (Ret.), TASC, an Engility Company
Maj. Abraham P. Redoble Jr., USAF, USSTRATCOM/J65
Col. Jenniffer Romero, USAF, Joint Staff J7
Col. David Schilling, USAF, A6, Air Force Reserve Command
Jennifer Stacey, Lockheed Martin
Senior Master Sgt. Neil Stewart, USAF, AFLCMC/HIB
Adrianna Templeton, Bering Straits Native Corporation
DISTINGUISHED AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ENGINEERING: Sustained career excellence in engineering.
Dr. Paul D. Nielsen, Carnegie Mellon University/Software Engineering Institute
MERITORIOUS RISING STAR AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN ENGINEERING: Significant accomplishments in engineering.
CWO3 Tamia Miller, USMC, command element, 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Marine Forces Central Command
DISTINGUISHED AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Sustained career excellence in information technology.
Dr. Mark Maybury, The MITRE Corporation
MERITORIOUS RISING STAR AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Significant accomplishments in information technology through innovation or applications.
Dexter Soo, headquarters, Air Education and Training Command, Computer Systems Squadron
EXCEPTIONAL CONTRIBUTION TO STEM EDUCATION AWARD: Significant contributions to furthering science, technology, engineering and math education in grades K-12 or colleges and universities.
USAF CCSD/HNCEE Force Development Team, Air Force Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division Engineering Branch
TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AWARD
Master Sgt. Elias Garcia, USAF, Headquarters, Air Combat Command
SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: Excellence in client service, business practices, staff training and motivation, and community/professional outreach.
Octo Consulting Group
SMALL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR (INDUSTRY): Exemplifies a solid professional, governmental, industry and/or community leadership role.
Kristina Tanasichuk, Government Technology & Services Coalition
SMALL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD (GOVERNMENT): Acknowledges positive and tangible economic, social or strategic impact over a wide range of markets or a particular community, region or national area.
Timothy Wiand, SPAWAR Office of Small Business Programs
SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCATE: Company that has demonstrated small business advocacy by helping increase revenues/job creation for small business partners in numerous ways.
Nancy D. Peters, CACI International, Inc.
CHARLIE ALLEN AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED INTELLIGENCE SERVICE
Dr. Donald M. Kerr, The MITRE Corporation
MERITORIOUS SERVICE TO THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY AWARD
Maj. Bradley S. Hyatt, USAF, United States Air Force Personnel Center
EDUCATION SPECIAL AWARD OF MERIT
John Barrette, Odyssey Systems Consulting Group
SPARKY BAIRD AWARD: Recognizes the author(s) of the outstanding SIGNAL Magazine article of the year.
"The Network of the Future is Needed Now," SIGNAL Magazine, December 2015
Lt. Col. David R. Waller, USAF, United States Special Operations Command
Maj. Ernest H. Jenkins, USA, United States Central Command
Lt. Cmdr. Christina M. Hicks, USN, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic
In addition to awards to individuals and companies, AFCEA chapters are recognized for outstanding support to the association.
HARRY C. INGLES AWARD: Chapters that have significantly contributed to AFCEA's goals.
Northern Virginia Chapter
BRENDA M. DOUGHERTY DIVERSITY PROGRAM AWARD
DISTINGUISHED EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION SUPPORT AWARD
Central Maryland Chapter
DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT TO THE EDUCATION COMMUNITY AWARD
Northern Virginia Chapter
A list of additional chapter awards and winners is available online.
AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia. The association provides an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, IT, intelligence, and global security. For more information and to join, visit www.afcea.org.
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