Earlier this year, the U.S. Naval Institute, with the generous sponsorship of Hewlett-Packard Corporation, issued a call for papers for the 2014 Information Dominance Essay Contest. Those entering the contest were invited to address the following challenge: What are the appropriate roles for the military services and the Defense Information Systems Agency to establish, sustain, and operate in the Joint Information Environment? The response, in terms of number and quality of entries, has been outstanding. I am pleased to announce the winners.
First Prize: “Naval Constraints in a Joint Environment,” by Lieutenant Peyton Price, U.S. Navy, published in this month’s Proceedings, with the author receiving an award of $5,000 and a one-year Naval Institute membership.
Second Prize: “Defensive Cyber Maneuver,” by Captain Douglas A. Powers, U.S. Navy, with an award of $2,500 and a one-year Naval Institute membership, to be published online.
Third Prize: “Lanes in the Road,” by Lieutenant Nathan M. Rolfe, U.S. Navy, with an award of $1,500 and a one-year Naval Institute membership, to be published online.