Symantec Gov Symposium

Cyber Awards

Nominations for the Cyber Awards are now closed. Come hear from the winners on Oct. 30 during the Cyber Spotlight: Executive Panel & Award Recognition session.

Help us recognize cyber security leaders who go above and beyond to protect our critical data and systems by nominating them for a Cyber Award.


Friday, August 3, 2018
5 p.m. EDT

Awards Ceremony & Spotlight Panel

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
2018 Symantec Government Symposium (During the morning plenary session)
Marriott Marquis
Washington, D.C.


The awards will recognize winners in the following categories:

  • Federal – Civilian
  • Federal – Defense/Intelligence
  • State and Local
  • U.S. Congress/Capitol Hill
  • Commercial

Each award nominee must be a current employee of a Federal, state, or local branch of government; government agency; commercial organization; or a member of U.S. Congress.


Contact Allison Grondine
(703) 883-9000 ext. 102



  • Essye Miller
    Department of Defense
  • John McCaffrey
    Westchester County
  • Robert O’Connor
    Maricopa County
  • Congressman John Ratcliffe
  • Congressman Bennie Thompson


  • Chris Christensen
    State of Michigan
  • Michael Dent
    Fairfax County
  • Jennine Gilbeau
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Master Sergeant Robert Harris
    Air Force Global Strike Command
  • Congressman Will Hurd
  • Jason Lim
    Transportation Security Administration
  • Trevor Smith
    Air Force Global Strike Command
  • Senator Mark Warner


  • Gary Galloway
    Department of State
  • Mark Gower
    State of Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services
  • Ronald James King
    USDA National Finance Center
  • Congressman Jim Langevin
  • Richard Naylor
    Defense Security Service
  • Achim Purdy
    Chesterfield County Public Schools, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Senator John Thune


  • Chiyun- Kwei Chiang
    Montgomery College/MC Cyber Watch
  • Michael Daniel
    Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator
  • Patrick Dowd
  • Lieutenant General Ronnie Hawkins
  • Congressman Mac Thornberry
  • Michael Watson
    VITA/Commonwealth Security and Risk Management
  • Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
  • Veda Woods
    Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board


  • Rickey T. Branning
    U.S. Postal Service
  • Senator Tom Carper
  • Kristopher Cox
    J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (JSRCC)/Virginia Community College System
  • Cornelia Rogall-Grothe
    Federal Republic of Germany
  • Governor Rick Snyder
    State of Michigan
  • Major General Suzanne M. Vautrinot
    24th Air Force


  • Dion Herbert
    Department of State
  • Congressman Michael McCaul
  • Alex Pettit
    State of Oklahoma
  • Tony Sager
    National Security Agency


  • Trent Carpenter
    State of Michigan
  • Senator Tom Carper
  • Michael Dent
    Fairfax County Government
  • Priscilla Guthrie
    Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Doug Jacobson
    Iowa State University
  • Chuck McGann
    U.S. Postal Service
  • Ron Ross
    National Institute of Standards and Technology