L3Harris Technologies has received three of the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD’s) prestigious James S. Cogswell awards for outstanding industrial security performance.
The recognition marks the 18th consecutive year L3Harris has earned at least one award, an unparalleled achievement. DOD recognized these L3Harris locations from among 26 facilities within approximately 12,500 industry-wide cleared ones. The facilities earning the award for establishing and maintaining the highest standards in security procedures and program management are in: Greenville, Texas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Cincinnati, Ohio.
“The Cogswell Award recognizes our excellence in governance, proper oversight and our ability to maintain the highest security processes to protect sensitive information,” said Christopher E. Kubasik, vice chair and CEO. “This recognition by the DOD is another example of how L3Harris makes security essential in our efforts to support customers with innovative solutions.”
The DOD’s Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency oversaw the award’s criteria that included principles of industrial security excellence and factors such as establishing and maintaining security programs that far exceed National Industrial Security Program requirements.
“A secure program is a critical business discriminator in our plan complementing stellar performance with on-time schedule and budget to address the warfighter’s needs,” said Vincent Jarvie, vice president, chief security officer, L3Harris. “Our team did an outstanding job consistently exceeding the DOD’s highest security program requirements – despite operating in an extremely challenging environment.”
The Cogswell award was established in 1966 in honor of the late Air Force Col. James S. Cogswell, who was the first chief of the Unified Office of Industrial Security. Col. Cogswell was responsible for the underlying principle of the Industrial Security Program, which emphasizes the partnership between industry and government to protect classified information. This partnership ensures the greatest protection for the U.S. warfighter and our nation’s classified information.