CIO Awards

CIO Awards

The DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO) Awards Program, now in its 21st year, recognizes eligible personnel, individually or in teams, for exceptional achievements in delivering capabilities and/or management practices that advance the strategic mission and objectives of the DoD CIO that advance the Digital Modernization Strategy (DMS} and National Defense Strategy priorities. Such capabilities include: Cybersecurity; Command, Control and Communications (C3}; Artificial Intelligence (Al}; software modernization, Cloud Computing; Data; Cyberspace Workforce; Electronic Records Management; Section SOS/Accessibility to Information and Communication Technology; and, Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT}. Links to the DMS and related CIO Strategies, as well as the DoD CIO Charter (DoD Directive 5144.02} can be found in the References section.

(Coming Soon) MARADMIN: CALL FOR USMC NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2021 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 by COB 7 July 2021.  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 Template 2021

DOD CIO Memo - DOD CIO Annual Awards Program Nominations 2021





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