CIO Awards

CIO Awards

The DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO) Annual Awards Program, now in its 23rd year, recognizes individuals and teams within DoD for exceptional achievements within the DoD CIO portfolio of 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, Cloud, Information Enterprise, C3, and Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority.

Subcategories to consider include the following: cybersecurity, cloud computing, workforce and cryptographic modernization, software modernization, portfolio management, DoDIN and Information Enterprise, Command, Control and Communications (C3), Telecommunications, 5G/XG, Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority and Operations and Positioning, Navigation, and Timing. Select categories of Electronic Records Management and Section 508 are also areas for consideration.

For further questions about the nomination package categories, please contact the CIO Awards mailbox

MARADMIN 343/23: CALL FOR USMC NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2023 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER AWARDS PROGRAM, for information on judging, selection, and nomination criteria.

Nominations must be in Adobe Acrobat using the required template.  No other formats 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 HQMC_DCI_Awards@usmc by COB 26 July 2023.  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 HQMC_DCI_Awards@usmc.


DoD CIO Memo - To Components - 2023 DoD CIO Annual Awards Program Nominations


DoD CIO Awards Program 2023 Guidance


DoD CIO Awards Nomination 2023 Template





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