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Frequently Asked Questions
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 is responsible for the underlying principle of the industrial security program, recognizing the importance of true partnership between industry and government to ensure the protection of classified information, materials, and programs.
The Cogswell Award is the most prestigious honor the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) can bestow to cleared industry. Of the more than 13,000 cleared contractors in the National Industrial Security Program (NISP), less than 1% are annually selected to receive this award.
The criteria are dependent on the principles of industrial security excellence. Basic requisites include establishing and maintaining a security program that goes well beyond the minimum NISP requirements and providing leadership to other cleared facilities to set high standards for security.
To receive consideration for the Cogswell Award, a facility must be nominated by their assigned Industrial Security Representative. That facility must have achieved two consecutive superior ratings to be considered for the award.
Once nominated, the facility enters an eight-month internal review process in which the DCSA national review team comprised of regional directors and representatives from across DCSA considers each nomination. The national review team vets all nominations with 57 external agencies, ranks them, and makes recommendations to DCSA senior leaders, who then submit the rank listings to the DCSA Director for final approval. The final decisions are based upon the following criteria:
2021: 40 facilities | 2020: 60 facilities | 2019: 51 facilities | 2018: 39 facilities | 2017: 36 facilities | 2016: 42 facilities | 2015: 41 facilities| 2014: 40 facilities
James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award Winners for 2021 (PDF)
Slides from Cogswell Award Ceremony during NCMS, June 2021 (PDF)
Alliant Techsystems Operations, LLC
DBA: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
The Aerospace Corporation
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Azure Summit Technology, Inc
BioFire Defense, LLC
Salt Lake City, Utah
Booz | Allen | Hamilton
CNI Advantage, LLC
CNI Global Solutions, LLC
D.E. Technologies, Inc.
King of Prussia, Pa.
DRS Network & Imaging Systems, LLC
Eclipse Energy Systems, Inc.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
G&B Packing Co., Inc.
Jersey City, N.J.
General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc.
Florham Park, N.J.
Iridium Satellite LLC
Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems
L3 Harris Technologies, Inc.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory – Huntsville Field Site
Mercury Systems, Inc.
West Caldwell, N.J.
Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems –
El Segundo, Calif.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation,
Platform and Mission Integration
Ocean Springs, Miss.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
Aerospace Systems Division
Northrop Grumman Corporation – Launch Vehicles
OnPoint Consulting, Inc.
East Syracuse, N.Y.
Sierra Nevada Corporation
Scientific Research Corporation
Smiths Interconnect, Inc.
Textron Systems Corporation (TSC)
Hunt Valley, Md.
Torch Technologies, Inc.
Undersea Sensor Systems, Inc.
DBA: Ultra Sonobuoy Systems
Columbia City, Ind.
University of New Mexico
Vertex Aerospace LLC
Worldwide Language Resources, LLC
James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award Winners for 2020 (PDF)
Advanced Acoustic Concepts LLC
A DRS/Thales Company
AMERGINT Technologies, Inc.
American Systems Corporation
BAE Systems, Electronic Systems
BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP
San Jose, Calif.
BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services, Inc.
Crane Electronics, Inc.
Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
CyberPoint International, LLC
Delphinus Engineering, Inc.
DRS Daylight Defense, LLC
San Diego, Calif.
DRS Laurel Technologies
DRS Power and Control Technologies, Inc.
DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc.
West Plains, Mo.
Eutelsat America Corp.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
HII Mission Driven Innovative Solutions Inc.
Honeywell International, Inc.
iGov Technologies, Inc.
Kearfott Corporation, Guidance & Navigation Division
Woodland Park, N.J.
L3Harris Technologies, Electron Devices, Inc.
L3Harris Technologies dba Datron Advanced Technologies
Simi Valley, Calif.
LGS Innovations, LLC
Lockheed Martin Corporate Headquarters
Lockheed Martin Government Affairs
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
Mitchel Field, N.Y.
Lockheed Martin Sippican, Inc.
Lockheed Martin Space
NEXGEN Communications, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of L3Harris Technologies, Inc.
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Peerless Technologies Corporation
Polaris Alpha Advanced Systems, Inc. – A Parsons Company
Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture
Robotic Research, LLC
Science and Technology Corporation,
Tactical Engineering & Analysis, Inc.
Tech Wizards, Inc., Newburg, Md.
Thales Defense and Security, Inc.
The Texas A&M University System
College Station, Texas
Toyon Research Corporation
Trident Research, LLC
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Zimmerman Associates, Inc.
James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award Winners for 2019 (PDF)
AM General, LLC
South Bend, Ind.
Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas at Austin
ARC Technologies LLC, a Hexcel Company
BAE Systems, Inc..
Sterling Heights, Mich.
CAE USA, Inc.
Lexington Park, Md.
EDO Western, Harris Corporation
Engility, a wholly owned subsidiary of SAIC Company
San Bernardino, Calif.
L3 Technologies, Broadband Communications Sector, Communication Systems-West
L3 Technologies, Sonoma EO
Santa Rosa, Calif.
Leonardo DRS – Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC
Leonardo DRS, Inc.
Leonardo DRS – Naval Power Systems, Inc.
Leonardo DRS – Network & Imaging Systems, LLC
Lockheed Martin Corporation, Enterprise Business Services
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Autonomous Systems
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Clearwater, Fla., Operations
MZA Associates Corporation
nou Systems, Inc.
Oceaneering International, Inc.
Pinnacle Solutions, Inc.
Raytheon Missile Systems
Retlif Inc. dba Retlif Testing Laboratories
SAP National Security Services, Inc.
Newtown Square, Penn.
Sauer Compressors USA
SI2 Technologies, Inc.
Signature Research, Inc.
TenCate Advanced Armor USA, Inc.
The MITRE Corporation
Lexington Park, MD
Transoceanic Cable Ship Company, LLC
Ultra Electronics – USSI
James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award Winners for 2018 (PDF)
Accenture Federal Services, LLC
Applied Research Associates, Inc.
BAE Systems Information & Electronic Systems Integration, Inc.
Argon ST, Inc.
Jacobs Technology, Inc.
Palantir USG, Inc. – DC Office
L3 Technologies, AMI Instruments
Broken Arrow, Okla.
Raytheon Applied Signal Technology, Inc.
Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation
Palantir USG, Inc.
Palo Alto, Calif.
Lockheed Martin Corporation – LM Aeronautics Company
Fort Worth, Texas
Mount Laurel, N.J.
Lockheed Martin Corporation – Maritime Systems & Sensors
Riviera Beach, Fla.
Boeing Aerospace Operations, Inc.
San Antonio, Texas
Lockheed Martin Corporation – Missiles & Fire Control
Raytheon Company – Missile Defense Center
DRS Global Enterprise Solutions, Inc.
Serco Services, Inc.
Nammo Talley, Inc.
Espey Manufacturing & Electronics Corp. Saratoga
Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC
Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Gryphon Technologies, L.C., Crane Division
The University of Alabama in
Northrop Grumman Corporation – UMS Center
Moss Point, Miss
James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award Winners for 2017 (PDF)
Adams Communication and Engineering Technology, Inc.
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services, Inc.
Black River Systems Company, Inc.
Camber Corporation, a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.
Farmers Branch, Texas
HChugach Management Services
Concurrent Technologies Corporation
Fincantieri Marinette Marine
General Dynamics Information Technology
Georgia Tech Research Institute, Warner Robins Field Office
Warner Robins, GA
Hankins and Anderson, Inc.
Glen Allen, VA.
Integrity Applications Incorporated
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Jacobs Technology Inc.
Jacobs Technology, Federal Network Systems
L3 Platform Integration
Lockheed Martin Corporation -- Aeronautics
Lockheed Martin Corporation – Missiles & Fire Control Raytheon/Lockheed Martin JAVELIN Joint Venture
McLaughlin Research Corporation
MDA Information Systems, LLC
Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc.
Mercury Defense Systems, Inc.
West Lafayette, Ind.
Modern Technology Solutions, Inc.
Northrop Grumman Corporation - Mission Systems Sector
Paragon Systems, Inc.
Rally Point Management, LLC
Spirent Federal Systems, Inc.
Pleasant Grove, Utah
James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award Winners