On Thursday, February 3rd, our very own R&D Program Director, Dan Ciarlette, was welcomed home by a piece of mail containing a certificate and medal for the President’s Volunteer Service Award, an honor recognizing individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action as well.
Dan has put forth tremendous effort and countless hours supporting the CMMC Industry Standards Working Group.
Dan says, “The President’s Volunteer Service Award is awarded to volunteers through AmeriCorps for people who have volunteered a significant amount of time (680 hours) to an effort to help make the United States better and stronger. My efforts over a year and a half were participating in the CMMC Accreditation Body’s Standards Working Group. We interpreted the CMMC standard, created additional documentation, and worked to communicate CMMC to the public.
Receiving the award was a big honor for me. I believe in volunteering and helping. I did not volunteer to get any award, but it made me feel my evenings and weekends of efforts were appreciated. CMMC is really important to protect the nation’s intellectual property and ensure that the intellectual property is not used by adversaries against the United States, putting our men and women in harm’s way. While I was not able to be part of the military due to being half deaf, this is my way of helping our military. It was an honor to receive the award.”
Dr. Harry Boston and the team at BGS are incredibly proud of Dan for receiving such an honor and appreciate his commitment to, as our mission says, the advancement of missions of national importance.