DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM CLASS OF 2025
R 181358Z AUG 21 MID600050903624U
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO USCYBERCOM FT GEORGE G MEADE MD
COMFLTCYBERCOM FT GEORGE G MEADE MD
DIRNSA FT GEORGE G MEADE MD
CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/CALL FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE COMPUTER NETWORK OPERATIONS
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (CNODP) CLASS OF 2025//
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
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 2025. The CNODP is comprised
of the National Security Agency (NSA) System and Network Inter-
disciplinary Program (SNIP) 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 develop capabilities and tools required for
Computer Network Operations (CNO) and 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) and Department
of the Navy (DoN) CNO capabilities with hands-on work solving new,
current, and ongoing issues related to CNO. The program is a
technically demanding three-year internship tailored to each applicant
to best capitalize on individual expertise. CNODP Class of 2025 is expected
to start on 11 July 2022 with a Report No Later Than (RNLT) date of
25 April 2022 to allow sufficient time for in-processing, orientation, and
security clearance processing. The first three months of the program includes
mandatory core training; non-emergency leave will not be approved during core
training. Core training is followed by a thirty-month period where CNODP
interns work alongside experienced experts. CNODP concludes with a
three-month final project where members develop solutions to challenging
problems impacting the CNO community.
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 (O3 and below), enlisted (E7 and below)
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 are required.
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 11 July 2022.
a. A three (3) year commitment is required upon graduation to
fulfill 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
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 following:
a. Documentation that demonstrates service performance and
(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
c. Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s Commanding
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
f. An essay 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?
(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 scripting languages.
(3) Other than programming language expertise listed above,
how does your experience and training relate to the core fields
(hardware, software, and networks)?
(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 related.
(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 capacity.
(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 their 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 vital area.
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 10 September 2021 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 2021 – January 2022
time frame; video conferencing will be used wherever necessary.
8. Released by Mr. Andrew S. Haeuptle, Director, Navy Staff.//