WFN Strategies Nominated for Federal Award

WFN Strategies is nominated for the Dept of Commerce 2019 President’s “E” Award for Export for making significant contributions to US exportsWFN Strategies Press Release
March 18, 2019

STERLING, Virginia – WFN Strategies is catching attention for its ongoing work.

WFN Strategies has been nominated for the US Department of Commerce 2019 President’s “E” Award for Export, an award recognizing firms or organizations that have made significant contributions to the increase of American exports.

“WFN Strategies is incredibly pleased to be nominated for the “E” Award for Export, which highlights our on-going strategy of providing submarine telecoms expertise to new international players,” said Managing Director Wayne Nielsen. “It is this work accomplished by a dedicated team of diverse and talented people that has made such an award even possible.”

The primary condition for the 2019 President’s “E” Award for Export is four years of successive export growth. This is usually alongside a rising percentage of export sales.

The nominated companies will have a demonstrable export expansion that is “measurable, innovative, sustainable, and has broad impact,” according to the award information provided by the Department of Commerce.

The award was created by Executive Order to provide recognition for organizations that have made signification contributions to efforts to increase US exports. Winners of the award are given the privilege of flying the award’s blue and white banner and display the certificate of commendation, signed by the Secretary of Commerce, in the name and by the authority of the President.

Awardees will also have the right to wear the “E” lapel pin, and to refer to the award in their advertising.

About WFN Strategies

WFN Strategies ( is an ISO 9001:2015 certified designer and implementer of submarine fiber cable systems for commercial, governmental and oil & gas companies throughout the world. WFN Strategies designs, engineers and implements submarine optical cable systems for commercial, governmental and oil & gas clients, which have utilized repeatered and unrepeatered technologies, and have been transoceanic, regional, or festoon in scope. WFN Strategies has been involved with all aspects of implementing telecommunications systems and Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) – from feasibility studies through capital budgeting to engineering, purchasing, and installation to commissioning & testing.

About “E” Awards

During World War II, more than 4,000 ”E” Pennants were presented to war plants in recognition of production excellence. The famous flag with the big “E” emblazoned on it became a badge of patriotism in action. President Kennedy revived the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America's exporters. Thus, the “E” Award Program was established by Executive Order 10978 on December 5, 1961. The “E Star” was authorized in l969 to recognize “E” Award winners for continued efforts in export expansion.