Ultra Electronics USSI has announced that it has been awarded the James S Cogswell
Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award by the US Defense Security Service (DSS).
The Cogswell award is the most prestigious honour the DSS may bestow to the cleared
industry. Of the more than 13,000 cleared contractors, only 51 were selected this year to
receive this annual award.
The award focusses on the principles of industrial security excellence, which includes establishing and maintaining a security program that far exceeds the basic National Industrial Security Programme requirements, and providing leadership to other cleared facilities in establishing best practices while maintaining the highest standards for security.
To receive consideration for the Cogswell award, a facility must be nominated by their assigned Industrial Security Representative and have two consecutive superior industrial security review ratings. USSI has received a superior assessment for nine consecutive years.
David Jost, USSI President commented: “It is a tremendous honour to win this award. The Cogswell nominees go through a vigorous national vetting process that includes external examining and a national team review. This is a clear reflection of USSI’s commitment to excellence in industrial security.”
Simon Pryce, CEO of Ultra Electronics PLC said: “This is a brilliant achievement and I’m
delighted that Ultra USSI has been recognised for their dedication and excellence in this area. This award highlights USSI’s commitment to providing the best possible service to their customers whilst always maintaining the highest security standards in the industry.”