Beltsville, Md., June 16, 2016 - The Defense Security Service (DSS) recognized ASRC Federal's subsidiary, Primus Solutions, with the 2016 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award. The Cogswell Award is the most prestigious honor that DSS can bestow on cleared industry contractors.
“We are incredibly honored to receive this award and greatly value our partnership with the government and our obligation in protecting our facilities and classified information systems,” said Mark Gray, ASRC Federal president and CEO.
Out of the more than 10,000 cleared facilities nationwide, 500 companies were eligible for consideration and 42 facilities were selected to receive the award. To be considered for this award, companies must establish and maintain a security program that goes well beyond the minimum National Industrial Security Program requirements. A facility must be nominated by their assigned Industrial Security representative and have two consecutive superior industrial security review ratings.
In addition, companies must show a sustained degree of excellence and innovation in their overall security program management, implementation and oversight. Once nominated, companies go through a vigorous national vetting process that includes external vetting and a national team review. The national team review then consolidates and ranks the nominations and that ranked listing is submitted to the Director of DSS for final approval.