At the 3rd International Conference on Verified Software: Theories, Tools and Experiments (VSTTE 2010), it was announced that Microsoft Research would sponsor an award that recognises significant technological advances towards the goals of the Verified Software Initiative (VSI).
From the announcement:
We are delighted to announce that the recipients of the inaugural Microsoft Research Verified Software Milestone Award are Janet Barnes and Rod Chapman for the Tokeneer Project (http://www.altran-praxis.com/security.aspx).
The formal presentation of the Award will be made to Janet and Rod at AVoCS 2011 (http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/AVoCS2011/), which is being hosted by Newcastle University this September.
The full award citation is provided along with further details of the award process at the VSI website, i.e. http://dream.inf.ed.ac.uk/vsi