PAE Receives 2016 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award

June 21, 2016

ARLINGTON, Va., June 21, 2016 – PAE was recently awarded the Defense Security Service (DSS) 2016 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award for its support of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

The Cogswell award is the most prestigious honor a cleared industry provider can receive from the DSS. Out of approximately 13,500 cleared contractors, less than one percent are annually selected to receive this award. To receive consideration for the award, a facility must be nominated by a DSS Industrial Security Representative and vigorously vetted.

 “We are proud to receive this prestigious award,” said PAE CEO John Heller. “We have supported the U.S. Navy’s critical mission of ensuring our nation’s readiness and effectiveness at Patuxent River for over three decades. The Cogswell Award recognizes our efforts in supporting this national security asset and our leadership in industrial security excellence.”  

Forty-two facilities were selected for the award, which was presented at the annual National Classification Management Society training seminar on June 8, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. This year marked the 50th anniversary of the Cogswell Award.

PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations.  With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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