Alumnus Receives National Intelligence HonorJohn D. Negroponte, U.S. director of national intelligence, presented Dwight Williams, Ph.D. ’05 nuclear engineering, with the DNI Fellows Award earlier this month.
A $200,000 research grant is awarded to each Fellow to perform government intelligence technology research. Grants may be applied to fund current or future research initiatives and may be used to support research assistants within the Fellow’s organization, to contract with external research groups, or to inaugurate new research programs.
Williams was one of nine awardees at the ceremony at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C.
“These distinguished experts are the best of the best—professionals in whom we have enormous trust and confidence,” said Negroponte. “As globalization spreads technology to the far corners of the globe, the Intelligence Community’s S&T leaders must devise ways to maintain our competitive advantage.”
DNI Fellows are nominated by the science and technology organizations of the Intelligence Community and selected annually by the Office of the Associate Director of National Intelligence for Science and Technology. They are chosen based upon their outstanding technical contributions, the expectation of significant technical advances based upon their track record of achievement, and the potential for the DNI fellowship to facilitate subsequent technical work and collaboration across the Intelligence Community.
Published February 14, 2006