INSA Achievement Awards

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Registration is now closed for the ninth annual INSA Achievement Awards Ceremony, taking place February 21, from 6:00-9:00 pm at the United States Institute of Peace. This festive evening brings the intelligence and national security communities together to celebrate outstanding early and mid-career professionals from government, military, academia, homeland security, and industry, as well as the senior leaders who inspire their success.

2019 Achievement Award Recipients

  • Capt Nicholas R. D’Andrea, USAF, Division Chief, Special Programs, National Reconnaissance Office (William O. Studeman Military Award)
  • Philip Haddad, Targeting Analyst, Department of Homeland Security (John W. Warner Homeland Security Award)
  • Saeben Haverington, Intelligence Analyst, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (John W. Warner Homeland Security Award)
  • Lori Anne Parker, Senior Intelligence Officer, Department of Homeland Security (Joan A. Dempsey Mentorship Award)
  • Dakota S. Rudesill, Assistant Professor, Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University (Sidney D. Drell Academic Award)
  • J. Travis Thompson, Intelligence Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency (Richard J. Kerr Government Award)
  • Adam Van Etten, PhD, Technical Director, In-Q-Tel CosmiQ Works (Edwin H. Land Industry Award)

Learn more about the recipients.

 In addition to hearing from each award recipient, this year's event includes keynote remarks by Lieutenant General Robert P. Ashley, Jr., director, U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. A career Army military intelligence officer, LTG Ashley will discuss the value of public service and the pressing need for innovative ideas and fresh perspectives to strengthen our national security in a time of global challenges. In addition, he will share pivotal moments from his career journey and leadership lessons learned along the way.

Details

Location
United States Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20037

Agenda
6:00–7:00 PM: Registration and welcome reception (heavy hors d'oeurves)
7:00–8:30 PM: Awards ceremony
8:30 PM: Dessert reception

Dress Code
Business or service dress/class A (Military).

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- On-stage acknowledgment
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- On-stage acknowledgment
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Dessert Reception Sponsor ($8,000)
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Registration Sponsor ($8,000) - SOLD
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- On-stage acknowledgment
- Company logo placement on registration signs
- Standard company logo placement on event marketing signage, website, email promotions, and social media

Commemorative Program Sponsor ($8,000) 
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About the Awards

In 2010, the INSA Board of Directors established the INSA Achievement Awards to recognize the accomplishments of young professionals (GS-13/O-3/E-6 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 have inspired them. INSA strongly believes it is worthwhile to formally and publicly acknowledge early achievers; in many cases, the Achievement Awards represent the first formal recognition the recipients have received. Six awards, named after previous William Oliver Baker Award winners, are presented to acknowledge the importance of mentorship and inspire young professionals 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

2018 Awards Ceremony

Video with keynote PPDNI Sue Gordon

Commemorative Program (PDF)

Latest Achievement Awards News 

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INSA Achievement Awards to Honor Early to Mid-Career Intelligence, National Security Professionals

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) today announced the recipients of the 2019 Achievement Awards. These awards recognize outstanding early to mid-career professionals in the intelligence, national security and homeland security communities, as well as the senior leaders who inspire their success.

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