Iridium receives 2021 James S. Cogswell outstanding industrial security achievement award

Source: press release, 11 August 2021

photo: Iridium Communications Inc.
photo: Iridium Communications Inc.

Iridium Communications Inc. has announced that its Tempe, Arizona facility was awarded the 2021 Cogswell Award by the US Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), during the annual Society of Industrial Security Professionals (NCMS) annual training seminar. Less than 1% of eligible companies are selected each year to receive this award, given to cleared US defense contractors who consistently, and at the highest level, demonstrate a commitment to excellence and leadership in the Industrial Security community.

Iridium is one of forty companies out of 13,000 to win this year’s Cogswell Award.

Selection criteria for the annual award includes establishing and sustaining security programs that exceed industry requirements and providing leadership to other cleared facilities while establishing best practices to maintain the highest security standards. Facilities are nominated by a DCSA industrial security representative and are required to have at least two consecutive superior industrial security review ratings to be considered.

“Iridium is honoured to be recognised as a leader in establishing and maintaining a security program that exceeds National Industrial Security Program requirements as a DoD contractor,” says Cindy Sims, director of compliance and security, Iridium. “The Iridium security team is committed to upholding and surpassing the highest standards for Industrial Security excellence.”