FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (August 20) Aca,!" The 2009 LandWarNet Conference came to a close today with an awards ceremony at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

Several organizations and members throughout the Army signal career field were presented outstanding achievement awards. The award presenters were Lt. Gen. Jeffery Sorenson, U.S. Army Chief Information Officer/G-6; Maj. Gen. Susan Lawrence, Network Enterprise and Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army); Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Desjardins, senior enlisted Soldier, CIO/G-6; and Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Williams, senior enlisted Soldier, 7th Signal Command.

The award categories were the: Network Enterprise Centers of the Year; Theater Network Operations and Security Center of the Year; Army Knowledge Management individuals and teams; Information Assurance Professionals of the Year, and 9th Signal Command Noncommissioned Officer, Soldier and Civilian of the Year.

The first awards were presented to the Network Enterprise Centers of the Year. The winners were: Presidio of Monterey, Calif.; Detroit Arsenal; Fort Riley, Kan.; 78th Signal Battalion, Japan; 102nd Signal Battalion, Germany; and 69th Signal Battalion, Germany.

The Theater Network Operations and Security Center of the Year was the 6th Signal Center, Korea.

A total of ten awards were presented in the Army Knowledge Management category, designed to recognize outstanding achievement by individuals and teams in implementing the 12 Army Knowledge Management Principles. The winners were: Mr. Jim Bradley, Deputy CKO, Training and Doctrine Command; the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence Team; the U.S. Forces Command Team; TRADOC Knowledge Management "Braintrust" team; Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical; Command Posts' Battle Command Network Directorate Team at Fort Monmouth, N.J.; the Defense Ammunition Center team at McAlester, Okla.; the Army Publishing Directorate team in Alexandria, Va.; FORSCOM for the Army Force Generation Synchronization Tool team at Fort McPherson, Ga.; PEO C3T Chief Knowledge Office at Fort Monmouth for Military Wiki; and the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Mo.

For the Army Information Assurance Professional awards, honoring individuals and units for outstanding achievements within the information assurance and information security profession, two awards were presented: the IA Professional of the Year, and the Most Innovative IA Project. The winners were Mr. Mark Leber and the IA Division Training Team, School of Technology, Army Signal Center, Fort Gordon, Ga.

The final awards were presented to the 9th Signal Command (Army) Civilian of the Year, Mrs. Victoria Kiser, G-8; 9th Signal Command Soldier of the Year, Spc. Daniel Justice, 2nd Signal Brigade, 5th Signal Command; and the 9th Signal Command NCO of the Year, Staff Sgt. Brian Hong, 509th Signal Battalion, 5th Signal Command.