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San Antonio — June 6, 2013 — For the third time, Southwest Research Institute has been selected to receive the Department of Defense James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award. SwRI previously received the award in 1992 and 1998.
The annual award recognizes outstanding industry participation in the National Industrial Security Program. Administered by the Defense Security Service, the award was established in 1966 and was later named after Cogswell, the first chief of DOD's Office of Industrial Security. SwRI was one of 25 government contractors out of 13,000 in the United States selected to receive the award.
"This is a great honor for SwRI and for all staff members involved in our security program," said Michael McGoffin, manager of SwRI's Security Department. "Winning this award would not have been possible without the outstanding support of our senior management and the entire SwRI community."
The award will be presented to SwRI at the 2013 NCMS (National Classification Management Society) Annual Conference to be held June 25–27 in Chicago.
SwRI has been a government contractor since its establishment in 1947. Each year, approximately half of the more than 4,000 contracts under way at the Institute are for the federal government. Total contract revenues for fiscal year 2012 were $584 million.
For more information, contact Deborah S. Deffenbaugh at (210) 522-2046, Communications Department, PO Drawer 28510, San Antonio, TX 78228-0510.