CDI Corp.'s Security Team in Portsmouth, Virginia Honored By Department of
Defense for Outstanding Industrial Security
PHILADELPHIA, June 27, 2013
PHILADELPHIA, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CDI Corp.'s (NYSE: CDI) facility
in Portsmouth, Virginia won the prestigious James S. Cogswell Award given by
the Department of Defense's Defense Security Service (DSS) for outstanding
industrial security achievement.
CDI was one of only 24 of the nation's more than 13,000 cleared defense
contractors to receive the award this year. Winners were announced at the
2013 annual conference of NCMS, the Society of Industrial Security
Professionals, in Chicago on June 26.
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 in the
Department of Defense (DoD). 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.
Security programs are subject to recurring assessments. The award criterion
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.
CDI's Portsmouth site provides a comprehensive range of marine engineering,
naval architecture, and logistics services to Navy, Coast Guard and commercial
clients. The site employs more than 200 engineers and technicians, and
specializes in ship and boat design, acquisition, construction, modernization,
alteration and maintenance.
"Our Portsmouth team works hard to maintain the trust of our DoD and
Department of Homeland Security clients in every way, including by rigorously
protecting sensitive information. We are proud to see them recognized by the
DSS for their security processes and results," said Steve Karlovic, Vice
President of CDI's Government Services business.
CDI Corp. (NYSE:CDI) is an integrated, market-leading engineering and
technology services firm providing differentiated, client-focused solutions in
select global industries. CDI provides Global Engineering & Technology
Solutions and Professional Services Staffing through its global business
operations in the Americas, EMEA and APAC. The Company also provides staffing
services through its franchised Management Recruiters International, Inc.
(MRI) operating unit. Learn more at www.cdicorp.com
SOURCE CDI Corp.
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