The DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO) Awards Program, now in its 20th year, recognizes individuals and teams within DoD for exceptional achievements within the DoD CIO portfolio of capabilities. Request Component CIOs submit no more than five total nominations (any combination of individuals and/or teams), for outstanding achievements towards the goals and objectives of the DoD Digital Modernization Strategy in the following areas: Artificial Intelligence; Cloud; Cybersecurity; Data; and Command, Control, and Communications (C3). Additionally, request Component CIOs submit no more than three total nominations (any combination of individuals and/or teams) for the following selected categories: Cyberspace Workforce, Transition to Electronic Records, and Section 508/Accessibility.
(Coming Soon) MARADMIN: CALL FOR USMC NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2020 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER (CIO) AWARDS PROGRAM, for information on judging, selection, and nomination criteria.
Nominations must be in Microsoft Word using the required template. No other formats or pdf files will be accepted. Nomination templates (team and individual), further guidance, and examples of winning awards in prior years are posted below. Command (General Officer) endorsements on nominations are not required.
USMC nominations must contain all requested information and must be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by COB 17 July 2020. No fax or hard copy submissions will be accepted. Due to the timeline, no extensions will be approved.
Questions regarding the DoD CIO Awards Program may be sent to
DOD CIO Awards Program Nomination Form for 2020
DOD CIO Annual Awards Program Nomination Form for 2020
DOD CIO Example Award Citations
DOD CIO Awards Program Guidance for 2020
DOD CIO Annual Awards Program Presentation 2020
DOD CIO MEMO - Awards Program Call for Nominations 2020