Andrew J. Goodpaster Award for Excellence in Research
IDA’s ability to fulfill its mission depends on the dedication and expertise of its entire staff. Each year, IDA recognizes those employees who surpass the normal level of excellence. IDA presents annually the Andrew J. Goodpaster Award for Excellence in Research to an individual who has demonstrated intellectual leadership within the IDA community. The 2015 winner of the Goodpaster Award is Lisa Veitch of the System Evaluation Division.
Larry D. Welch Award for Best External Publication
The Larry D. Welch Award was established in 2011 to honor individuals whose external publications excemplify General Welch's high standards of analytic excellence and relevance. The award recognizes the best external publication related to IDA business areas—or associated academic disciplines that form the building blocks of our expertise—appearing in peer-reviewed journals or other professional publications, including books and monographs. The winners of the 2016 Welch Award are Arun Maiya, Dale Visser, and Andrew Wan, all from the Information Technology and Systems Division.
W.Y. Smith Award for Excellence
The W.Y. Smith Award for Excellence for outstanding contributions by a staff member. Mark Cumberland and Daniel Eyassou of the Information Technology Directorate and Jay Giles and Adrian Stewart of the Finance Directorate are this year's winner.
IDA's President's Award for Excellence
The IDA President’s Award for Excellence recognizes sustained superior performance by a non-research staff member over a significant period of time that contributes significantly to IDA’s success. Katie Gliwa of the Science and Technology Division is this year's recipient.