Awards showcase the rising stars across the intelligence, homeland, and national security communities
ARLINGTON, VA (August 17, 2021) – The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) is now accepting nominations for the 2022 INSA Achievement Awards. Now in its 12th year, these awards recognize outstanding early- to mid-career professionals from the national security, intelligence, and homeland security communities, as well as the senior leaders who inspire their success. Nominations are due by COB on Friday, October 29, 2021.
“Retaining top talent is mission-critical. These awards demonstrate to our future leaders that their efforts are noticed and valued,” said INSA Chairman Letitia Long. “Such recognition is vital to the health of the trusted workforce. It is their innovative ideas, passion to succeed, and dedication to the mission that promises a secure future for our Nation. I encourage IC and national security leaders and their partners across the government, armed forces, academia, and industry to nominate the rising stars and mentors within their organizations for a 2022 INSA Achievement Award.”
New this year, the academic category has been revamped to better reflect the award namesake, renowned theoretical physicist Dr. Sidney Drell, whose legacy includes leading scientific and academic institutions, pioneering national intelligence advancements, serving as a nuclear arms control expert, and advising top levels of the Federal government for more than 50 years. The Sidney D. Drell Science & Technology Award is open to researchers conducting innovative scientific or technological R&D whose applications have potential to make significant impacts in intelligence, defense, and/or homeland security.
The six Achievement Awards are each named after a recipient of the William Oliver Baker Award, which INSA presents annually to an extraordinary leader for sustained contributions to excellence in intelligence and national security affairs.
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 federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial agencies at levels up to federal GS-13 or equivalent.
The Edwin H. Land Industry Award
Open to contractors and nongovernment employees with eight to ten years of nonexecutive experience.
The Joan A. Dempsey Mentorship Award
Open to public, private, and academic professionals up to and including GS-15/O-6 and equivalent rank.
The William O. Studeman Military Award
Open to uniformed military personnel up to and including 0-4/E-7.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
The Sidney D. Drell Science & Technology Award
Open to researchers conducting innovative scientific or technological R&D whose applications have potential to make significant impacts in intelligence, defense, and/or homeland security.
Recent award recipients include individuals from CISA, NSC, DIA, FBI, NRO, APL/Penn State, and USCG.
Nominations Process and Important Dates: All nominations must be received by COB on Friday, October 29. To nominate an individual, please visit www.INSAonline.org/Achievement to download an application form. Recipients will be announced in early January and an award ceremony will take place at the U.S. Institute of Peace on Wednesday, February 16.