SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Securitas Critical Infrastructures Services, Inc. (formerly Pinkerton Government Services) has received the coveted James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award for 2014. The award presentation took place at the annual NCMS training seminar in National Harbor, MD on June 17, 2014. The Defense Security Service presented the Cogswell Award to 40 of 13,500 defense contractors that are subject to recurring assessment of their performance.
"Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services is proud to accept this important award. We believe that this award validates the results of our stringent company standards for training, management and execution of security programs," said Kevin Sandkuhler, chief executive officer.
The Cogswell Award, established in 1966, is named in honor of the late Air Force Col. James S. Cogswell, the first chief of industrial security within the Department of Defense. The award selection process is a rigorous one that focuses on principles of industrial security excellence. Factors include 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.
Headquartered in Springfield, VA, SCIS is one of the largest providers of specialized security, fire and emergency response services in the U.S. and it meets all federal government security requirements in the aerospace/defense, energy, and petrochemical industries. With over 12,000 security and fire personnel, SCIS maintains corporate level national agreements with some of the largest aerospace/defense, energy, and petrochemical companies, and directly contracts with the Federal government. SCIS operates under a proxy agreement with the U.S. Government and has been approved by the Defense Security Service (DSS), Department of Energy (DOE), and all other government agencies to retain security clearances and operate contracts requiring security clearances.
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