The Defense Security Service’s 2019 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award has been awarded to two Science Applications International Corp. facilities in Virginia and California.
“We are honored to have two facilities selected from thousands of cleared facilities from across the country,” said Ron Gembarosky, SAIC vice president of security. “This prestigious award is the result of our employees’ commitment to handling our customers’ sensitive information with care. Security comes first and our team understands that.”
SAIC’s San Bernardino and Rosslyn facilities were among the 51 selected from over 13,000 cleared facilities competing for the Cogswell Award. The company’s facilities support government programs that administer space systems, engineering, cloud, cybersecurity and IT modernization solutions.
Established in 1966, the Cogswell Award takes its name from late Air Force Col. James S. Cogswell, the first chief of the unified office of Industrial Security. To be selected, a DSS Industrial Security Representative nominated SAIC’s facilities that had two or more consecutive superior industrial security review ratings and showed a sustained degree of excellence and innovation in their overall security program management, implementation and oversight. DSS makes the final selections.