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CALL FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE COMPUTER NETWORK OPERATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (CNODP) CLASS OF 2025

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SUBJ/CALL FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE COMPUTER NETWORK OPERATIONS 
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (CNODP) CLASS OF 2025// 
 
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REF/A/DOC/NSA/07072021/NOTAL// 
 
AMPN/REF A IS UNITED STATES CYBER COMMAND (USCC) AND NATIONAL 
SECURITY AGENCY (NSA) CALL FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE CNODP CLASS OF 
2025// 
POC/WILLIAM LOVEJOY/FCC-C10F N13/TEL: (443) 634-4586 EMAIL: 
USFF_FCC_C10F_NSAH_CNODP(AT)NAVY.MIL// 
 
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 
qualifications: 
    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. 
 
3.  Caveats: 
    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 
each command. 
    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 
technical competency. 
        (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.  An essay from the applicant (two pages or less) answering the 
following: 
        (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.// 
 
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