On Wednesday, June 22nd, Prism Maritime received The Cogswell Award. This is a very prestigious award with a rigorous selection process for award recipients. The award criterion 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. Only Cleared Facilities that have received at least two consecutive superior industrial security review ratings and exhibit a sustained level of excellence and innovation in their overall security program management, implementation, and oversight may be nominated by a DCSA Industrial Security Representative. This year only 26 companies of 12,500 received the award.
The award was established in 1966 in honor of the late Air Force Col. James S. Cogswell, the first chief of industrial security within the Department of Defense. Cogswell was responsible for developing the basic principles of the Industrial Security Program, which includes an emphasis on the partnership between industry and government to protect classified information. This partnership ultimately ensures the greatest protection for the U.S. warfighter and our Nation’s classified information.
Congratulations to our FSM (Debbie Stahr) and her Security Team who led Prism Maritime in achieving the criterion for this award!