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SUBJ/CALL FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE COMPUTER NETWORK OPERATIONS DEVELOPMENT
PROGRAM (CNODP) CLASS OF 2022//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/DNS/AUG//
AMPN/REF A IS UNITED STATES CYBER COMMAND (USCC) AND NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
(NSA) CALL FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE CNODP CLASS OF 2022// POC/WILLIAM
LOVEJOY/FCC-C10F N13/TEL: (443) 634-4586 EMAIL:
RMKS/1. This is the annual call for the Computer Network Operations
Development Program (CNODP), Class of 2022. The CNODP is comprised of the
NSA System and Network Interdisciplinary Program (SNIP), the Global Network
Exploitation and Vulnerability Analyst (GNEVA) Development Program (GDP) and
the United States Cyber Command (USCC) Joint Cyber Development Program
(JCDP). This is an opportunity for a select group of highly technically
inclined individuals to further develop their skills in the areas of secure
system design, vulnerability analysis, Computer Network Defense (CND), and
Computer Network Exploitation (CNE). The goal of the program is to develop a
cadre of technical leaders who will improve Department of Defense (DoD)
Computer Network Operations
(CNO) capabilities. The program is a technically demanding three-year
internship, tailored to each applicant to best capitalize on individual
expertise. The next class is expected to start on or about 8 July 2019, with
an anticipated report not later than (NLT) date of 22 April 2019 to allow
sufficient time for in-processing, orientation, and security clearance
2. Ideal CNODP candidates will have many of the following
a. Bachelor’s degree plus advanced courses or equivalent experience in
the areas of computer engineering, computer science, electronic and
electrical engineering, or applied mathematics.
b. Exceptional academic performance and professional accomplishments, as
well as a demonstrated interest in and ability to perform technically
oriented, hands-on work.
c. Well-developed oral and written communication skills.
d. Working knowledge in one or more telecommunications or computer
network disciplines (computer hardware, software, or networks).
e. Well-qualified officers (O1-O3), enlisted (E5-E7), and Warrant
Officers (all ranks). Previous assignments should include experience in CNO,
signal intelligence (SIGINT) collection operations, information security
(INFOSEC)/information assurance (IA), and/or research and development (R&D).
f. Demonstrated programming skills in C or C++, Python and some assembly
g. Selected applicants must possess a TS/SCI security clearance and a
current counter-intelligence (CI) polygraph prior to the projected class
start date of 8 July 2019.
a. A three (3) year commitment is required upon graduation to fulfill
the follow-on tour requirement.
b. Applicants must contact their detailer for counseling on the career
impact of participation in the CNODP program.
c. Civilian applicants must have concurrence from their respective
command and all PCS and associated costs are the responsibility of each
d. All applicants must have the ability to continue service for six (6)
years from program start date.
4. Please ensure widest dissemination to include, cryptologic, intelligence,
communications and computer science, scientific, engineering, acquisition,
and operations fields.
5. Selection will be based on a thorough FCC/C10F review and ranking of each
application package followed with an interview of the top applicants by the
USCC and NSA selection board. The application package shall include the
a. Documentation that demonstrates service performance and technical
(1) Officer: Academic transcripts, ODC, OSR, complete PSR, and an
optional subset of your fitness reports.
(2) Enlisted: Academic transcripts, ESR, complete PSR, and
evaluations detailing technical competence.
(3) Civilian: Academic transcripts and any performance assessments
detailing technical competence.
b. A career impact and endorsement letter from applicant’s detailer.
c. Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s Commanding Officer.
d. Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s supervisor attesting to
his/her technical skills and abilities.
e. An optional letter of recommendation at the applicant’s discretion.
f. A letter from the applicant (two pages or less) answering the
(1) Why do you think that CNODP is the right choice for you? What
goals do you wish to accomplish in CNODP? Do you have a preference for NSA
SNIP/GDP or USCC JCDP program? If so, why?
(2) Detail your experience with programming/software engineering, to
include programming language(s) (degree of familiarity, breadth of
knowledge/duration of use, and when it was last used). Only include
languages for which you have actually written (or substantially modified)
code. Include any and all: assembly, hardware-based, high-level, and
(3) Other than programming language expertise listed above, how does
your experience and training relate to the core fields (hardware, software,
(4) Teaming: Describe a positive teaming experience that you have
had. Describe your role on the team and how you contributed. You may
include experiences from work or school.
(5) Technical experience: Describe an unclassified project that best
exemplifies your technical development activities and experiences. Tell us
the technical details of your contributions to that project, highlighting
your strengths and weaknesses. The project can be work, home, or school
(6) Self-directed: Give one example of a project where you worked by
yourself with very little guidance. Briefly describe what you accomplished,
how you approached the problem, and how you liked/disliked working in that
(7) NAVPERS 1070/613 that includes the following
verbiage: “I understand that my acceptance of admission into the Computer
Network Operations Development Program obligates me to serve on Active Duty
for a period of six years following the commencement of the program. If I
elect to leave the program early, I am obligated to serve on Active Duty for
a period of one month for every one month served in the program, commencing
upon voluntary program termination.” Applicants who fail to include the
NAVPERS 1070/613 with their nomination package will not be considered.
Enlisted personnel who fail to OBLISERV for six years prior to program start
will not be allowed to begin the program.
6. Commands are encouraged to nominate the best-qualified individuals for
this voluntary program. This is an outstanding opportunity to provide future
technical leaders with the necessary skills needed to lead the Navy in this
7. Send applications to the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet, Point
of Contact (POC): William Lovejoy, usff_fcc_c10f_nsah_cnodp(AT)navy.mil NLT
21 September 2018 for review and prioritization. Nominating organizations
are expected to pay travel/per diem costs for necessary travel associated
with interviews, which will occur in the November
2018 – January 2019, time frame; video conferencing will be used wherever
8. Released by Mrs. Steffanie B. Easter, Director, Navy Staff.//
5 October 2018 at 15:00
Great opportunity and chance to serve. Am proud of the UNITED STATES CYBER COMMAND (USCC) AND NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY. Wish I was 30 years plus younger, & “If I only had a brain left.”
USN/CT-E5 rate and a real desire to work with these amazing technologies. It makes me feel good knowing the growth oriented ‘state of mind’ and NSA’s commitment to same. God Bless America and God Bless the USN / Jay III
8 October 2018 at 19:48
Jay – Thank you for stopping by Station HYPO!