L-3 Receives 2010 Cogswell Awards for Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement
NEW YORK, Jun 29, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that for the second year in a row two of its facilities have received the prestigious James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Security Service (DSS). L-3's Unmanned Systems facility in Easton, Maryland, and its Services facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado, were two of only nine recipients of this year's award, selected from a field of 13,000 contractor sites. The Cogswell Award recognizes industrial security excellence and is the highest honor a company can receive for excellence in the handling of classified information. Since 2008, L-3 Communications has been the recipient of five Cogswell Awards for outstanding security practices.
"Across L-3, we are committed to exceeding the highest security standards and providing a sound and ethical approach to industrial security," said Vincent L. Jarvie, L-3's vice president of corporate security. "We are very pleased that for the second consecutive year two L-3 divisions have been recognized by the Defense Security Service for outstanding security performance. Receiving this coveted award is a tribute to our long-standing dedication to customer satisfaction, and I would like to personally thank our security staff and our employees."
Nominees go through a vigorous selection process that includes external vetting and a national team review. The review team then consolidates and ranks the nominations, and that ranked listing is submitted to the Director of DSS for final approval.
Selection criteria 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, 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. Cogswell was responsible for developing the basic principles of the Industrial Security Program, which included an emphasis on the partnership between industry and government to protect classified information.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 67,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2009 sales of $15.6 billion.
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