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L-3 Facility Receives the Cogswell Award for Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 23, 2008--L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Communication Systems-East facility in Camden, N.J. has received the 2008 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award by the U.S. Defense Security Service (DSS). The award recognizes industrial security excellence and is the highest honor a company can receive for excellence in the handling of classified information.

"The Cogswell Award is the ultimate security distinction for defense contractors, and we are very proud to be recognized by the Defense Security Service," said Gregory B. Roberts, president and chief operating officer of L-3 Communication Systems-East (CS-East). "This achievement underscores the unfailing commitment our employees have in supporting our warfighters and government customers."

L-3 Communication Systems-East was one of 23 facilities selected from over 12,000 defense contractor sites to receive a Cogswell Award. The company received the honor at the annual conference of the National Classification Management Society in Mashantucket, Conn. L-3 CS-East previously received this award in 1997.

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. Col. 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 award criterion focuses on principles of industrial security excellence and the selection process is extremely rigorous. 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. To be eligible for nomination, facilities must have at 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.

L-3 Communication Systems-East designs, develops, produces and integrates communication systems and encryption solutions for commercial, space, ground, air and naval operations. To learn more about L-3 CS-East, please visit the division's Web site at

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 64,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of high technology products, subsystems and systems. The company reported 2007 sales of $14 billion.

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