Lockheed Martin Tapped For A 2014 James S. Cogswell Security Achievement Award

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Lockheed Martin’s Valley Forge facility has been recognized with a 2014 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award from The Defense Security Service (DSS).

The local office is one of seven Lockheed Martin sites to receive the prestigious honor given to cleared industry contractors. This is the first time one company has ever received seven Cogswell awards.

The Cogswell Award was established in 1966 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. The principles emphasize the partnership between industry and government to protect classified information. The award recognizes industrial security excellence.

The competition was tough; more than 13,000 defense contractors were nominated for Cogswells but only 40 companies were selected. Nomination criteria include the establishment and maintenance of a security program that goes well beyond minimum National Industrial Security Program requirements and demonstration of leadership to other cleared facilities in setting high security standards. The Valley Forge Facility is an Information Systems and Global Solutions office.

“To have seven of our facilities recognized with this honor for the first-time in the history of the Cogswell Award is a milestone,” said Bob Trono, Lockheed Martin’s chief security officer. “It is a reflection on our corporation’s relentless focus on the security which supports our military, intelligence and other government customers on a daily basis.”

Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advance technology systems, products and services. The corporation’s net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion.

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