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Rowlett Awards - Background

The National Security Agency established the Information Systems Security National Awards in 1989 to recognize outstanding organizational and individual excellence in the field of information systems security. Today these annual awards, named in honor of cryptologic pioneer Frank B. Rowlett, recognize significant contributions to the information assurance discipline.

The Frank B. Rowlett Awards recognize individual and organization one-time or long-term achievement in the improvement of national information systems security, information assurance readiness, or defensive information operations.

The Frank B. Rowlett Trophy for Organizational Achievement is awarded annually to the U.S. Government organization recognized as making the most significant contribution to the improvement of national information systems security, operational information assurance readiness, or the defensive information operations posture of the United States.

The Frank B. Rowlett Trophy for Individual Achievement is awarded annually to the individual, within a U.S. Government organization, making the most significant contribution to improving his/her element’s information systems security posture, information assurance readiness or the conduct of defensive information operations.

To ensure that all deserving individuals and organizations in the community have an opportunity to compete, we urge you to nominate those whose accomplishments in information assurance most warrant recognition.

 

Date Posted: Jan 15, 2009 | Last Modified: May 4, 2012 | Last Reviewed: May 4, 2012

 
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