INSA Opens Nominations for 2020 Achievement Awards

INSA Opens Nominations for 2020 Achievement Awards

Awards showcase rising stars across the homeland security, intelligence, and national security communities

ARLINGTON, VA (August 14, 2019) – The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) is now accepting nominations for the 2020 INSA 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.

“Retaining top talent is a mission-critical priority across government and its industry partners,” notes INSA Chairman Letitia Long. “Showing our up-and-coming leaders that their efforts are noticed and valued goes a long way toward strengthening the trusted workforce. I encourage senior IC leaders and their partners across the government, the armed forces, academia, and industry to nominate the rising stars and mentors within their organizations for one of these important awards.”

Achievement Award categories span all segments of the Intelligence Community.

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

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

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.

The Edwin H. Land Industry Award – Open to contractors and nongovernment employees with 8-10 years of nonexecutive experience.

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

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

Recent award recipients include individuals from the Customs and Border Protection, Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of Homeland Security, National Reconnaissance Office, Ohio State University, and In-Q-Tel CosmiQ Works.

For more information and to complete the online nomination form, visit

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, October 25, 2019. For details, contact [email protected].

About INSA

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) is the leading nonpartisan, nonprofit forum for driving public-private partnerships to advance intelligence and national security priorities. A 501(c)(6) membership organization, INSA strives to identify, develop, and promote collaborative approaches to national security challenges. INSA has more than 160 organizations in its membership and enjoys extensive participation from leaders and senior executives in the public, private, and academic sectors. Learn more at

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