INSA Achievement Awards

 

Registration Options

Members - $150 Non-Member - $170 AdCom/BoD - $150 Active Military/Gov't - $50

Join Us as We Honor our Rising Stars!

Registration is now open for INSA's 10th Achievement Awards Ceremony, taking place on February 20, 2020 at the U.S. Institute of Peace. This festive evening celebrates outstanding early and mid-career professionals in the intelligence, national security, and homeland security communities, as well as the senior leaders who inspire their success. Delivering the keynote remarks to begin the program, the Hon. Ellen McCarthy, former INSA president, will share defining moments in her career journey, as well as the importance of diversity and fresh perspectives to the national security mission.

Agenda

  • 6:00 - 7:00 PM: Welcome Reception (heavy hors d'oeuvres)
  • 7:00-8:30 PM: Program
  • 8:30 PM: Dessert Reception

Address

U.S. Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

Dress Code

Business or Service Dress/Class A (Military)

Media Policy

The event is open to the press

About the Hon. Ellen McCarthy

A beloved former INSA president, the Hon. Ellen McCarthy was sworn in as the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Intelligence and Research in January 2019, marking her return to the public sector after a three-year stint as president of Noblis NSP. Previously, McCarthy served as the Chief Operating Officer for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; the Director of Human Capital Management and Acting Director of Security in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence; the Director of Intelligence Operations, Strategy, and Policy for the U.S. Coast Guard; an all source intelligence analyst at the Office of Naval Intelligence and at Atlantic Fleet; a technical research analyst at the Institute for Defense Analysis supporting the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization. Ms. McCarthy holds a bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina and a master's in Public Policy from the University of Maryland.

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Welcome Reception Sponsor

  • Ten gratis registrations
  •  Premier seating
  • On-stage acknowledgment
  • Company-branded cocktail napkins at the reception (provided by sponsor)
  • Company logo placement on event marketing signage, website, email promotions, and social media

Floral Sponsor

  • Ten gratis registrations
  • On-stage acknowledgment
  • Company-branded florals throughout on tables during the reception
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Commemorative Program Sponsor

  • Seven gratis registrations
  • On-stage acknowledgment
  • Company-branded advertisement in commemorative program
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Commemorative Photo Sponsor

  • Seven gratis registrations
  • On-stage acknowledgment
  • Company-branded signs at photo staging area
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Dessert Reception Sponsor

  • Seven gratis registrations
  • On-stage acknowledgment
  • Company logo placement on dessert reception signs
  • Company branded napkins provided by sponsor
  • Company logo placement on event marketing, signage, website, email promotions, and social media

Video Recording Sponsor

  • Six gratis registrations
  • Company branding on video recording of event, including the opportunity to insert a 60-second company video at intro
  • Copy of video for own company use
  • Video will be hosted on https://cybersecuritytv.net/ for one year, as well as on INSA’s website and YouTube channel
  • Social media posts on all INSA channels promoting the event recording and recognizing event sponsor
  • On-stage acknowledgment
  • Standard company logo placement on event marketing signage, website, email promotions, and social media

Commemorative Treat Sponsor

  • Six gratis registrations
  • On-stage acknowledgment
  • Company-branded treats at the event (provided by INSA)
  • Company logo placement on event marketing signage, website, email promotions, and social media

Coat Check Sponsor

  • Two gratis registrations
  • On-stage acknowledgment
  • Company-branded signs at coat check
  • Company logo on coat check registrations
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Premier Sponsor (SOLD)

  • Twelve gratis registrations
  • Premier seating
  • On-stage acknowledgment
  • Opportunity to give 2-3 minutes of “Welcome Remarks”
  • Company logo placement on event marketing signage, website, email, promotions, and social media

Registration Sponsor (SOLD)

  • Ten gratis registration
  • On-stage acknowledgment
  • Company logo placement on registration signs
  • Company logo placement on event marketing signage, website, email, promotions, and social media

Achievement Award Categories 

ACADEMIC

The Sidney D. Drell Academic Award
Open to graduate students and untenured professors at accredited U.S. academic institutions.



 

GOVERNMENT

The Richard J. Kerr Government Award
Open to civilian government employees up to and including GS-13 and equivalent rank. 



 

HOMELAND SECURITY

The John W. Warner Homeland Security Award
Open to law enforcement professionals, intelligence analysts, and first responders from the federal government and state, local, tribal and territorial agencies.

 

INDUSTRY

The Edwin H. Land Industry Award
Open to contractors and nongovernment employees with eight to ten years of nonexecutive experience.

 

MENTORSHIP

The Joan A. Dempsey Mentorship Award
Open to public, private and academic professionals up to and including GS-15/0-6 and equivalent rank.  

 

MILITARY

The William O. Studeman Military Award
Open to uniformed military personnel up to and including 0-4/E-7.

 

About the Awards

The INSA Achievement Awards were established in 2010 to recognize the accomplishments of early to mid-career professionals (GS-13/O-4/E-7 or equivalent and below with the exception of the Joan A. Dempsey Mentorship Award) in intelligence and national security as well as the mentors who inspired them.

Each of the six awards, named after William Oliver Baker Award recipients, acknowledge the importance of mentors and inspire early careerists to strive for excellence in the intelligence, homeland security, and national security communities.

Although missions and requirements differ in each of the individual categories, common areas of excellence include: leadership, potential for growth, impact on the profession, mission accomplishment, and emerging professional standing and influence. 

The Awards

  • Joan A. Dempsey Mentorship Award
    • Open to all public, private and academic elements up to and including GS-15/O-6 and equivalent rank
  • Sidney D. Drell Academic Award
    • Graduate students and untenured professors
  • Richard J. Kerr Government Award
    • Civilian government employees up to/including GS-13 and equivalent rank
  • Edwin H. Land Industry Award
    • Contractor/non-government employees
  • William O. Studeman Military Award
    • Uniformed military up to/including O-3 and equivalent enlisted rank
  • John W. Warner Homeland Security Award
    • First responders and domestic government employees up to and including GS-13 and equivalent rank
View Past Recipients

2019 Awards Ceremony

Video with keynote by LTG. Ashley

Commemorative Program (PDF)

Latest Achievement Awards News 

INSA Opens Nominations for 2020 Achievement Awards

INSA Opens Nominations for 2020 Achievement Awards

INSA has opened up its call for nominations for the 2020 Achievement Awards. Now in its tenth year, the awards recognize outstanding early to mid-career professionals from the homeland security, intelligence, and national security communities, as well as the senior leaders who inspire their success.

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