Title: OIF Awards Update

Release Date: 2016-08-10

Document Date: 2003-10-27

Description: SID ultimately received about $1 million in award funding for supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. SID teams and individuals received cash awards, time-off awards, and letters of appreciation; military commendations and medals were also awarded. The names of recipients were not published.

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(U) OIF Awards Update
FROM:
SID Workforce Performance Management Executive
Run Date: 10/27/2003

(U//FOUO) We again would like to thank everyone for all the hard work for both supporting
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and for playing position so that OIF could be such a SIGINT
success. Although many have received awards recently for both efforts, we would like to
highlight the OIF award results because of the special funding involved. As you know from
previous correspondence , NSA received $2.5 million from Congress as a sign of appreciation for
our contributions to OIF. SID initially received $528,000, but this was eventually supplemented
with some of the funds from the other "pots" and SID ultimately received about $1 million in
funding.
(U//FOUO) SID gave out 124 team awards, which included cash awards of varying amounts to
825 people and hundreds of Time-Off Awards and Letters of Appreciation (LOA) from the SIGINT
Director. In addition, SID awarded 71 individual awards - although teaming was a major theme
throughout the write-ups. The military are also being rewarded for their OIF efforts: to date,
194 JSAMs, 33 JSCMs, and 4 DMSMs** have been written and more are coming in all the time.
There have also been hundreds of Time-Off awards, LOAs, and STAR awards for the military.
(U//FOUO) SID tried to have a fair and balanced process to level the playing field so that like
accomplishments were rewarded with like compensation. This was done through our normal
award processes. Therefore, SID has decided not to publish the list of OIF award recipients.
**
JSAM=Joint Service Achievement Medals
JSCM=Joint Service Commendation Medal
DMSM=Defense Meritorious Service Medal

"(U//FOUO) SIDtoday articles may not be republished or reposted outside NSANet
without the consent of S0121 (DL sid comms)."

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