DRS Technologies Receives Three Top Defense Security Service Awards for
Outstanding Industrial Security
ARLINGTON, Va., June 26, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --DRS Technologies, a Finmeccanica
company, has been awarded the James S. Cogswell Award for Outstanding
Industrial Security Achievement.
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For 2013, the Defense Security Service (DSS) awarded three DRS facilities,
including its corporate headquarters in Arlington, Va., that exemplify the
eminent principles of industrial security and exceed U.S. Department of
Defense requirements. This is the first time DRS Technologies has been
recognized for this significant achievement.
The James S. Cogswell Award was established in 1966 and is the most
prestigious citation for a cleared facility that demonstrates security
excellence and a proven history of substantial compliance by a cleared
facility over multiple years. The award is historically earned by less than
one percent of the nation's more than 13,000 eligible cleared defense
The three Cogswell Awards come on the heels of DRS recently receiving the
highest U.S. honor for protecting classified information and technology when
in April 2013 the company was presented with the Defense Security Service
Award for Excellence in Counterintelligence.
This is the first time a company operating under a Proxy Agreement has been
given the Award for Excellence in Counterintelligence and the Cogswell Award
in the same year.
DSS Director Stanley L. Sims said DRS Technologies earned the three Cogswell
Awards this year because of the company's commitment to setting and meeting
high levels of security performance on a consistent basis.
"Establishing and maintaining a security program that goes well beyond the
minimum National Industrial Security Program requirements, while providing
security leadership to its cleared facilities reflects DRS's superior
commitment to sustaining secure and vigilant operations around the country,"
This year, just 25 defense industry facilities from more than 13,000 around
the United States, were recognized by DSS for the Cogswell Award. The DRS
teams recognized by DSS for this award were the Corporate Security Team in
Arlington, Va., the Network and Imaging Systems Team in West Melbourne, Fla.
and the Network and Imaging Systems Team in Dallas, Texas.
DRS President and CEO and former U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary, William J.
Lynn said maintaining secure industrial defense facilities is an essential
responsibility for every company within the defense industry. "The men and
women of the U.S. military rely on industry to ensure its facilities rival the
stringent security levels of military installations in order to safeguard our
uniformed personnel as they defend us around the world," Lynn said.
Defense Security Service Industrial Security Field Operations personnel are
responsible for evaluating defense contractors' compliance with establishing
and maintaining a security program that far exceeds the basic National
Industrial Security Program requirements. The Cogswell Award selection process
is rigorous. Nominations only go to facilities that have 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.
DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and
support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors
worldwide and is the 2013 recipient of the Defense Security Service Award for
Excellence in Counterintelligence as well as three James S. Cogswell Awards
for Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement. The company is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Finmeccanica SpA (FNC.MI), which employs approximately 70,000
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