2006 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Awards

On Sept. 27, 2006, Mary H. Griggs, Deputy Director for Industrial Security, Defense Security Service (DSS), announced the 29 facilities selected to receive the 2006 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award at the annual seminar of ASIS International in San Diego, Calif.

The Cogswell award, established in 1966, is named in honor of the late Air Force Col. James S. Cogswell, who was the first chief of the unified office of Industrial Security. Cogswell was responsible for developing the basic principles of the Industrial Security Program, which include an emphasis on the partnership between industry and government to protect classified information, which ultimately helps to ensure the protection of the U.S. warfighter. The Cogswell award is the most prestigious honor DSS may bestow on cleared industry and is presented annually.

DSS presents the James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award to only a select group of defense contractors. The criteria for this award focus on principles of industrial security excellence, which include establishing and maintaining a security program that goes well beyond the basic National Industrial Security Program requirements; and providing leadership to other cleared facilities in setting exacting and high standards for security. The Cogswell Award is given for outstanding achievement in matters related exclusively to a facility's security program.

The Cogswell Award selection process is rigorous. A DSS Industrial Security Representative may only nominate facilities that have at a minimum two consecutive superior industrial security review ratings and show a sustained degree of excellence and innovation in their overall security program management, implementation and oversight. DSS makes the final selections.

DSS is proud to recognize the following recipients of the 2006 Cogswell award:

Alliant Techsystems Inc.
ATK GASL – New York Operations
Ronkonkoma, New York

Anteon Corporation
Middleton, Rhode Island

BAE Systems, Inc.
California, Maryland

Chemical and Biological Defense Information Analysis Center Operated by Battelle
Memorial Institute
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

Computer Sciences Corporation
Lanham, Maryland

Concurrent Technologies Corporation
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Cubic Applications, Inc.
Lacey, Washington

Melbourne, Florida

Frontier Technology, Inc.
Beverly, Massachusetts

L-3 Communications Corporation, ComCept Division
Rockwall, Texas

L-3 Communications, Integrated Systems, L.P.
Waco, Texas

Litton Systems, Inc., Navigation Systems Division
A Subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation
Woodland Hills, California

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
Camden, Arkansas

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
Dallas, Texas

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
Ocala, Florida

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
Troy, Alabama

National Semiconductor Corporation
Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Northrop Grumman Corporation,
Technical Services
Sierra Vista, Arizona

Northrop Grumman Corporation, Mission Systems
West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

Raytheon Company
McKinney, Texas

Research Analysis and Maintenance, Inc.
El Paso, Texas

SRI, International
Menlo Park, California

Syracuse Research Corporation
North Syracuse, New York

Techrizon, LLC
Lawton, Oklahoma

The RAND Corporation
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, Alabama

Washington Safety Management Solutions
Aiken, South Carolina

Wyle Laboratories, Inc.
Lexington Park, Maryland