The U.S. Department of Defense has recognized three L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) facilities with the 2020 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award for maintaining high standards in security procedures. This marks the 16th consecutive year the company has received an award.
The DoD’s Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) recognized L3Harris’ Electron Devices in Torrance, Calif.; Datron Advanced Technologies in Simi Valley, Calif.; and NEXGEN Communications in Sterling, Va. They were among 61 awarded facilities from a field of approximately 12,500 cleared facilities.
The award criteria focus on principles of industrial security excellence and include factors such as establishing and maintaining a security program that far exceeds the basic National Industrial Security Program requirements.
“Receiving the Cogswell award reflects L3Harris’ commitment to maintaining the highest standards in security procedures and to supporting the DoD’s critical mission of defending the U.S. and its global allies,” said William M. Brown, Chairman and CEO.
The Cogswell award was established in 1966 in honor of the late Air Force Col. James S. Cogswell, who was the first chief of the Unified Office of Industrial Security. Col. Cogswell was responsible for the underlying principle of the Industrial Security Program, which includes 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.
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