Lockheed Martin Receives Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award
ORLANDO, FL, 06/19/2008 -- The Department of Defense Security Service (DSS) has awarded to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Simulation, Training & Support the highest honor it can present to a government contractor, the James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award.
This year, 23 of the 12,000 eligible contractors will receive the Cogswell Award. To be considered for this prestigious honor, nominees must go through a rigorous selection process that requires extraordinary security practices on behalf of management and the facility workforce.
This award represents the team's commitment to excellence, our outstanding partnership with industry and government and our dedication to protect the U. S. warfighter and critical defense information, said Keith Schmidt, Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support Security Manager.
Cogswell Award facility nominees must have a minimum of two consecutive superior industrial security review ratings, be vetted by more than 20 government agencies, show a sustained degree of excellence and innovation in security program management, and have a longstanding record of outstanding security practices based on standards set by the National Industrial Security Program.
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. Colonel Cogswell was responsible for developing the basic principles of the DOD Industrial Security Program, which includes an emphasis on the partnership between industry and the government to protect classified information.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2007 sales of $41.9 billion.