2012 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Awards

QUANTICO, Va. – The Defense Security Service (DSS) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award. Twenty-six facilities have been selected for the award, which will be presented at the annual NCMS training seminar on June 13, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.

The Cogswell Award, established in 1966, is named in honor of the late Air Force Col. James S. Cogswell, the first chief of industrial security within the Department of Defense. 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. This partnership ultimately ensures the greatest protection for the U.S. warfighter and our Nation's classified information. The Cogswell Award recognizes industrial security excellence.

This year, DSS presents the James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award to 26 of 13,300 defense contractors that are subject to recurring assessment. The award criteria focuses on principles of industrial security excellence. Factors include establishing and maintaining a security program that far exceeds the basic National Industrial Security Program requirements; and providing leadership to other cleared facilities in establishing best practices while maintaining the highest standards for security.

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 which show a sustained degree of excellence and innovation in their overall security program management, implementation and oversight. The Cogswell Award is given for outstanding achievement in matters related exclusively to a facility's security program. DSS makes the final selections.

DSS is proud to recognize the following recipients of the 2012 Cogswell award:

Alion Science and Technology Corporation
Pascagoula, Miss.

ARINC Engineering Services, LLC
Annapolis, Md.

BAE Systems, Inc.
Arlington, Va.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
Albuquerque, N.M.

DCS Corporation
Alexandria, Va.

Electric Boat Corporation
North Kingstown, R.I.

Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp.
Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products-Camden Operations
Hampton, Ark.

L-3 Communications Sonoma EO, Inc.
Santa Rosa, Calif.

L-3 Communications Corporation ComCept Division
Rockwall, Texas

Lockheed Martin Corporation – Corporate Headquarters
Bethesda, Md.

Lockheed Martin Corporation – Global Training & Logistics
Orlando, Fla.

Lockheed Martin Corporation – Mission Systems & Sensors
Manassas, Va.

Lockheed Martin Corporation – Mission Systems & Sensors
Syracuse, N.Y.

Lockheed Martin Corporation – Mission Systems & Sensors
Middletown, R.I.

Lockheed Martin Services, Inc. – IS&GS-Defense
Colorado Springs, Colo.

Northrop Grumman Corporation, Aerospace Systems
Melbourne, Fla.

Raytheon Company
Garland, Texas

Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC
Indianapolis, Ind.

Schafer Corporation
Albuquerque, N.M.

Sierra Nevada Corporation
Sparks, Nev.

SRI International
Menlo Park, Calif.

STG, Inc.
Reston, Va.

System Planning Corporation
Lexington Park, Md.

TSM Corporation
Bartlett, Tenn.

University of Central Florida
Orlando, Fla.