16 April 2021
CSL's Information System Security Officer Ken Jamieson receives a NOAA Silver Sherman Award. This award was initiated during Dr. Kathy Sullivan's tenure as NOAA Administrator, to recognize individuals who excel in their work, achieve a milestone that contributes significantly or critically towards a particular program's goal, or demonstrate leadership toward process improvement of a significant magnitude. Dr. Sullivan was particularly invested in reaching down into the organization to recognize those who made extraordinary efforts to keep the mission moving forward.
Ken is recognized "for outstanding support of Information Technology (IT) services within the NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory (CSL). Mr. Jamieson routinely goes above and beyond his normal work requirements and exercises leadership to ensure that CSL has a secure network environment and stable operating system platforms for researchers and administrators. His successful implementation of IT system policies and procedures is deeply appreciated by CSL staff."
Ken was recognized by CSL Director David Fahey, and virtually receives his NOAA Silver Sherman award certificate at the lab gathering via Google Meet on 12 April 2021. The pin that accompanies this award "... is dubbed the 'Silver Sherman' because it features Sherman the Shark from Jim Toomey's popular daily comic Sherman's Lagoon. Artist and conservationist Jim Toomey has long been a friend of NOAA. Besides sharing the exploits of the comic strip's namesake shark and his underwater friends, Mr. Toomey uses the cartoon to educate his readers about the environment."