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To register as a new nominator, click on "register", enter your email address and press the enter key.  This will take you to the GISLA home page.

 

(ISC)²  Introduces a New, Easier Nomination Process!

We have made it easier for nominators this year by providing a more user-friendly submission form and by requiring fewer details, which means that your submission will require less time to complete. We recognize that there are many exceptional contributors to the U.S. government’s information security success, so please consider submitting more than one nomination. Thank you!  

(ISC)² U.S. Government Information Security Leadership Award (GISLA) Program

The U.S. government’s cybersecurity workforce merits respect and gratitude. These are the true cyber heroes who are leading the way with vision, innovation and a willingness to get out there, take risks and to find new and better solutions. The GISLA award program recognizes men and women on the front line of an unseen battlefield who are committed to safeguarding this nation’s citizens, our infrastructure and information assets.

Since 2004, the GISLA program has recognized the efforts of both individuals and teams that have made significant improvements to the security posture of a department, agency or the entire federal government. 

A nominations judging committee comprised of senior information security experts review GISLA submissions and select finalists for each category.  It is not required to be affiliated with or be an (ISC)² member in order to be nominated. Both finalists and winners are honored during the GISLA Award Gala each year.

This year on May 10th, (ISC)² will host the 14th annual GISLA Gala at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. The GISLA Gala is revered as the U.S. government’s premier cybersecurity award event that brings together the community’s most well respected cybersecurity executives and VIPs.

How to Nominate:

Step 1: Fill out your contact information by clicking on the "Nominator info" button.
Step 2: Begin the nomination process by clicking on the "Nomination form" button.
Step 3: Complete the required fields.
Step 4: Review your nomination form by clicking on the "Your nominations" button.
Step 5: Submit your nomination by clicking on the "Submit now" button.

 

Nominations will be accepted in the following categories:

Individual Awards

  • Up-and-Coming Information Security Professional – This award goes to a new, rising star in the U.S. federal, state or local government information security field. The project, improvement or initiative they represent should relate to their current position or educational work (e.g., research project, implemented emerging technology or outstanding work in security operations). The individual may not have more than 3 years of experience in the information security field and must be a current government employee (not a contractor/consultant).
     
  • Workforce Improvement – A U.S. federal, state or local government information security manager (examples include CISO, deputy CISO, information security manager, program manager, etc.) whose leadership role supporting an initiative, program or project has significantly contributed to the advancement of the government’s information security workforce on a government-wide or agency-specific basis within the last 12 months (not a contractor/consultant).

     
  • Technology Improvement – A U.S. federal, state or local government information security or information technology manager (examples include CIO, CISO, CTO, program/project manager, etc.) whose leadership role supporting a security technology initiative, program or project (e.g., cloud migration, information sharing, breach response/recovery, etc.) significantly contributed to the advancement of the government’s information security technology on a government-wide or agency-specific basis within the last 12 months (not a contractor/consultant).
     
  • Process/Policy Improvement – A U.S. federal, state or local government manager (examples include CIO, CFO, program/project manager, etc.) whose leadership role supporting a security policy/process initiative, program or project significantly contributed to the advancement of the government’s information security policy/process (e.g., training, incident response, risk management, etc.) on a government-wide or agency-specific basis within the last 12 months (not a contractor/consultant).

Team Awards

A winning team will be recognized for its efforts on projects in each of the following categories. All team members will be recognized, with one award given to the team:

  • Most Valuable Industry Partner (MVIP) – A U.S. federal, state or local contractor or consultant team (currently supporting a government contract) whose project or initiative has significantly contributed to the advancement of information security in the areas of information security workforce, policy, process or technology. The project must have been implemented within the last 12 months. Nominations will be verified by the government agency supervisor for the nominated initiative.
     
  • Community Awareness - A U.S. federal, state or local information security team whose project has significantly contributed to building or broadening security awareness in the local community within the last 12 months (not a contractor/consultant). 

 


Rules

  • Submissions must align with the category for which they are nominated and are judged based upon completeness and accuracy of the information provided.
     
  • Nominations are judged based on the overall influence, effectiveness and success of the nominee's or team's project, initiative or improvement within their department, agency and/or throughout the federal government as a whole.
     
  • As a nominator, you are responsible for completing all sections of the GISLA online submission form. Once you have submitted the nomination, the nominee will be contacted by the GISLA team to verify the submission.
     
  • Self nominations are not permitted.

 

The GISLA nomination submission deadline is March 1st, 2017 at midnight Eastern Standard Time.

If you have any questions email the GISLA team at GISLA@isc2.org or call Irene Fisher at 571-303-1315.

 


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