Awards

The HTCIA gives out a number of awards to chapters and members.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Considerations for granting Lifetime Achieve Award, since 2006:

7 years good standing membership in the HTCIA and have made a significant contribution to the goals of HTCIA. The following is a non-exhaustive list of factors that will be used to evaluate this requirement:

  • Served as an officer at either the Chapter and/or International level of HTCIA;
  • Assisted in the organization of a regional or annual HTCIA conference;
  • Facilitated or assisted in the start-up of a new HTCIA Chapter;
  • Advanced the prevention of high tech crimes through education and/or the development of tool(s) and or technique(s);
  • Individually advanced the field of computer investigation, forensics, and/or security, through training and/or the development of tool(s) and/or technique(s);
  • Assisted in the successful prosecution and/or litigation of case(s) involving advanced technologies;
  • Other objective criteria announced by the IEC at the request of for nominations.

Case of the Year Award

Considerations Case of the Year Award, since 2006:

At least one of the participants (investigator, forensic examiner, attorney, etc.) in case must be an HTCIA member. The following is a non-exhaustive list of factors that will be used to evaluate the nominees:

  • The case was regional, national, or International in scope;
  • The case established an important legal precedent;
  • The case involved significant expenditure of resources (manpower, funds and/or technology);
  • The case resolved a particularly violent offense;
  • The case involved a significant dollar loss;
  • New technology or techniques were expended to resolve the case; OR
  • Other objective criteria announced by the IEC.

Award Winners

Lifetime Achievement Award:

  • 1999: Fred Cotton
  • 2000: Donald Ingraham
  • 2001: Not Awarded Due To 9/11 Attacks
  • 2002: Joe Chiaramonte and James Doyle
  • 2003: Rich Bernes and Michael J. Menz
  • 2004: Andy Rosen
  • 2005: Kevin Manson
  • 2006: Danny Mares
  • 2007: Chairman Emeritus Lee McCown
  • 2008: Mark Menz
  • 2009: Anthony Reyes
  • 2010: John McMullen
  • 2011: Kenneth Citarella
  • 2012: Lee Curtis
  • 2013: Ronald J. Wilczynski
  • 2014: Cynthia Navarro
  • 2015: Tom Quilty
  • 2016: Arthur Bowker
  • 2017: Howard A. Schmidt
  • 2018: Frans Kolkman
  • 2019: Paulo Quintilian
  • 2020: Not Awarded

Case of the Year Award:

  • 1999: Crips Gang Case
  • 2000: Sacramento High Tech Crime Task Force 
  • 2001: The Mafia Boy Case
  • 2002: The Aballah Case
  • 2003: Operation Hamlet Case
  • 2004: Innocent Eyes Case
  • 2005: BTK Killer Case
  • 2006: Operation Trench Coat
  • 2007: Extreme Child Molestation Case
  • 2008: Operation Bad News
  • 2009: People v. Randolph Kling
  • 2010: Detective Eric Pahlberg – Sacramento Valley High-Tech Crimes Task Force
  • 2011: People vs. Bulos Zumot
  • 2018: Javier Soto Ortiz
  • 2019: San Jose, California’s R.E.A.C.T.
  • 2020: Not Awarded

Chapter of the Year Award:

  • 2017: British Columbia
  • 2018: Ottawa
  • 2019: Not Awarded
  • 2020: Not Awarded 

Nominations Guidelines

Lifetime Achieve Award:

Nominees must meet the following minimum requirements to be accepted:

  • Seven years of good standing membership in the HTCIA and;
  • Made a significant contribution to the goals of HTCIA. The following is a non-exhaustive list of factors that will be used to evaluate this requirement:
    • Served as an officer at either the Chapter and/or International level of HTCIA;
    • Assisted in the organization of a regional or annual HTCIA conference;
    • Facilitated or assisted in the start-up of a new HTCIA Chapter;
    • Advanced the prevention of high tech crimes through education and/or the development of tool(s) and or technique(s);
    • Individually advanced the field of computer investigation, forensics, and/or security, through training and/or the development of tool(s) and/or technique(s);
    • Assisted in the successful prosecution and/or litigation of case(s) involving advanced technologies; OR
    • Other objective criteria announced by the International Executive Committee (IEC) at the request of nominations.

 

To nominate a member for the Lifetime Achievement Award, provide the following information about your nominee: full name, contact information, and any supporting information and/or documents to be considered by the IEC. Supporting information can include resumes, references, media, LinkedIn profiles, and other information that will help the IEC make an informed decision.

Please submit your nominations to be considered for this year’s award via email.

Case of the Year Award:

In order to submit a nomination, at least one of the participants (investigator, forensic examiner, attorney, etc.) in case must be an HTCIA member.

The IEC with the assistance of a committee appointed by the International President will review the nominations. The IEC will vote on the nominees. The case with the most votes will be the award winner. The following is a non-exhaustive list of factors that will be used to evaluate the nominees:

  • The case was regional, national, or International in scope;
  • The case established an important legal precedent;
  • The case involved significant expenditure of resources (manpower, funds and/or technology);
  • The case resolved a particularly violent offense;
  • The case involved a significant dollar loss;
  • New technology or techniques were expended to resolve the case; OR
  • Other objective criteria announced by the International Executive Committee (IEC) at the request of nominations.
  • IEC members will abstain from voting in any case which they were directly involved or in cases where they are related by blood or marriage to any of the nominees.

 

Please submit your nominations to be considered for this year’s award via email.