BETHESDA, Md., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Defense Security Service (DSS) has recognized seven Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) sites with its 2014 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Awards. The award is one of the most prestigious honors that can be bestowed on cleared industry contractors. This marks the first time one company has ever received seven Cogswell awards.
More than 13,000 defense contractors were nominated for Cogswell Awards but only 40 companies were selected. Nomination criteria include the establishment and maintenance of a security program that goes well beyond minimum National Industrial Security Program requirements and demonstration of leadership to other cleared facilities in setting high security standards. Lockheed Martin facilities receiving the Cogswell Award include the following:
-- Corporate - Orlando, Florida -- Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) - Papillion, Nebraska -- Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) - Valley Forge, Pennsylvania -- Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) - Suffolk, Virginia -- Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) - Ocala, Florida -- Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) - Santa Barbara, California -- Mission Systems and Training (MST) - Fort Worth, Texas
"To have seven of our facilities recognized with this honor for the first-time in the history of the Cogswell Award is a milestone," said Bob Trono, Lockheed Martin's Chief Security Officer. "It is a reflection on our corporation's relentless focus on the security which supports our military, intelligence and other government customers on a daily basis."
The awards were presented at the 50(th) annual National Classification Management Society training seminar on June 17 at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Maryland.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advance technology systems, products and services. The corporation's net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion.
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