Brandon Hall Awards

The Brandon Hall Awards recognizes organizations for excellence in the development and deployment of learning solutions, one of four program areas. Often times called the "Academy Awards" by Learning, Talent and Business Executives. CDSE has won 3 Brandon Hall awards for Best Use of Virtual Worlds for Learning and Best Custom Content.


Federal Government Distance Learning Association Award

FGDLA recognizes organizations for demonstrating excellence and leadership in providing enterprise-wide distance learning solutions for the Federal Government.

In 2013, 2015 and 2018. CDSE was recipient of the Government Distance Learning Association Award.


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National Association of Government Communicators​

NAGC awards underscore the association’s high standards of professionalism in public service. An annual Distinguished Service Award bestows the organization’s highest honor on a member; Awards of Excellence recognize government agencies or individuals for significant achievement; and Service Awards are presented to members for noteworthy service. NAGC rewards excellence in the field of communications with awards in over forty categories in the annual Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards. The Communicator of the Year Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in government communications during the previous year.


Chief Learning Officer LearningElite Award

The Chief Learning Officer magazine's LearningElite program honors the best organizations for learning and development.

In 2019, CDSE received a Silver Organization award at the Chief Learning Officer's LearningElite Award.


Hermes Creative Awards

Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, and design of traditional materials, marketing and communication programs, and emerging technologies.

In 2019, CDSE won the Hermes' Platinum Creative Award for the video, "An odd encounter with Tim," Season One: Turning People Around, Not Turning Them In. The video won in the Electronic Media / Social Media / Interactive category.

National OPSEC Award

In 2011, CDSE won the National OPSEC Award, Second Place, Multimedia Achievement Electronic OPSEC Awareness for Military Members, DOD Employees, and Contractors.

DIA DOD Counterintelligence and HUMINT Awards

These awards are designed to recognize exceptional achievement by DOD personnel that further DOD Enterprise capabilities in the mission areas of Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence. The annual award is presented in numerous categories and is administered by the Defense Intelligence Agency.

In 2014, 2015, and 2017 CDSE was the recipient of the "CI Team of the Year“ Award.

Horizon Interactive Awards

The Horizon Interactive Awards is a prestigious international competition recognizing outstanding achievement among interactive media producers. The competition recognizes and awards the best web sites, videos, online advertising, print media, and mobile applications.

CDSE has won 49 Horizon Interactive Awards, and in 2015 earned the distinction of being a Distinguished Agency for consistent demonstration of high quality work.

Omni Awards

The Omni Awards exist to recognize outstanding achievements in film/video, web and mobile media.

Since 2008, CDSE has won over 90 Omni Awards for various security shorts, virtual simulations, eLearning courses, and practical exercises in the categories of Education and Government.

dotCOMM Awards

dotCOMM is an international competition honoring excellence in web creativity and digital communication.

In 2019, CDSE won the dotCOMM Platinum Award for the Insider Threat Vigilance Video Series in the video category.


Learning! 100 Awards

The Learning! 100 is a research-based program that provides organizations a benchmark for future development, is quantitative and qualitative, and is unbiased by size of the organization.

In 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 CDSE was recognized at the Learning! 100 Awards.

The Videographer Awards

The Videographer Awards is one of the oldest and most respected award programs in the industry. The Videographer Award of Excellence is awarded to those entries whose ability to capture the event or communicate the message is exceptional.

In 2019, CDSE won the Videographer Award of Excellence for its Insider Threat Vigilance Video Series – Season 1 – in the video production category.