NAVSYS Awarded James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security
Colorado Springs, CO – June 13, 2016 – NASVSYS Corporation announced today it has received the 2016 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award for its facility located just north of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The Cogswell Award is given for outstanding achievement in matters related exclusively to a facility’s security program and is the highest honor the Defense Security Service (DSS) presents to cleared industry partners.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Cogswell Awards, and Daniel Payne, Director of DSS, presented this year’s awards at the 52nd Annual NCMS Society of Industrial Security Professional’s National Seminar on June 8, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee. Established in 1966, the Cogswell Award represents the need for a true partnership between industry and government to ensure the greatest protection for the U.S. warfighter and our Nation’s classified information.
The Cogswell Award selection process is rigorous, and is given to a select few who have a proven track record of excellence in maintaining a top notch, comprehensive security program at their facility. 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 criteria include building and maintaining a security program that far exceeds the National Industrial Security Program (NISPOM) requirements and providing leadership to other cleared facilities to establish best practices while setting the highest standards for security.
This year, DSS presented the James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award to only 42 of more than 13,300 cleared defense contractors that are subject to recurring assessment; only a fraction of one percent of facilities. NAVSYS has had three consecutive superior ratings for their facility security program and have assisted other small businesses, including their partner GPS Source, in establishing a security program for their GPS products, NAVSYS President and CEO, Dr. Alison Brown, commented “We are thrilled to be awarded this prestigious award for our facility security program and being recognized for our efforts working with our government partners to assure the greatest security protection for our Assured Positioning Navigation and Timing (PNT) programs.” Other companies who received Cogswell Awards from Colorado Springs this year were The Aerospace Corporation and Infinity Systems Engineering.
NAVSYS was founded in 1986 by Dr. Alison Brown. The company conducts research and development focusing on global navigation technologies and specializes in provides high quality technical products and services in GPS hardware design, systems engineering, systems analysis, and software design, for both government and commercial customers, and is dedicated to promoting the use of GPS in a wide variety of commercial and military applications.