— LexisNexis® Special Services Inc. (LNSSI) announced today that it is one of the recipients of the James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award for 2015. The award, which was presented by the Defense Security Service (DSS) during the National Classification Management Society (NCMS) 2015 Annual Conference, recognizes industrial security excellence by select large and small defense contractors that are subject to recurring assessments.
The award criteria places a focus on principles of industrial security excellence, including factors such as 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.
“We are proud to serve the defense community and honored that our facility is being recognized as one that exceeds security baselines,” said Haywood J. Talcove, chief executive officer, LNSSI. “DSS maintains a critical role providing security services to the Department of Defense as well as to approximately 13,500 cleared contractor facilities, ensuring the protection of our warfighters and classified information. We applaud DSS for their exceptional work and thank them for this recognition.”
The Cogswell Award selection process is rigorous. A DSS Industrial Security Representative may only nominate facilities that have at a minimum two consecutive superior industrial security review ratings and which show a sustained degree of excellence and innovation in their overall security program management, implementation and oversight. The Cogswell Award is given for outstanding achievement in matters related exclusively to a facility’s security program. DSS makes the final selections.
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