Aptima Awarded 2014 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award

On Tuesday, June 27, Aptima, Inc. was recognized by the Defense Security Service (DSS) as one of 40 facilities to receive the 2014 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award. This is the second time that the company has received this prestigious award.

This year’s Cogswell Award recognized 40 defense contractors from a field of 13,300 companies nominated. DSS goes through a very rigorous evaluation process of all nominated contractors which includes evaluations by several Department of Defense and industry organizations. Nomination and evaluation 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. In addition, Cogswell awardees need to demonstrate not just excellence within its own organization but collaboration with DSS and other cleared facilities.

The awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the 50th National Classification Management Society (NCMS) (NCMS) Annual Seminar at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center National Harbor. Accepting the Cogswell Award on behalf of Aptima were CEO Michael J. Paley, CFO/COO Thomas J. McKenna, Corporate Headquarters Security Facility Officer Dorothy F. Hight, Information Systems Security Manager Joel D’Arrigo, and Senior Information Systems Administrator Matthew Troyer.

Source: Aptima, Inc.
Date: Jun 30, 2014