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Jack R. Summers, Command Information Officer of the Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. U.S. Navy photo.
CALIFORNIA, Md. (October 29, 2010)—Jack R. Summers of the Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, was named one of two first place winners of the Department of Defense's Chief Information Officer (CIO) Award. Summers will share the award with Lt. Cmdr. James Gateau, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany.

The awards ceremony was held at the Pentagon Thursday.

Summers serves as the Command Information Officer at NAVAIR, according to his profile posted on He is a graduate of NAVAIR's Senior Executive Management Development Program and a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES).

This year marked the 10th anniversary of the DoD CIO Award and is the highest honor recognized by the department for achievement in information management and information technology. More than 70 nominations were submitted worldwide including both civilian government employees and military.

The applicants were evaluated based on their outstanding achievement in one or more of the following eight critical areas: acquisition; architecture and interoperability infrastructure; identity and information assurance and cyber operations; management and standards; synchronized and responsive operations and services; capital planning and optimized information technology investments; information management/technology/assurance workforce; and information sharing and data management, according to a DoD press release.

DoD officials say the award winners were chosen because of their exemplary performance in improving information delivery and dissemination, management capability, cost reduction and savings, a broad user base, process, mission impact, and net-centricity.


Profile of Jack Summers on (Adobe PDF format), J.pdf

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