Smiths Interconnect Receives Industrial Security Award from the Defense Security Service

Smiths Interconnect has announced that it has received James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award 2019, the most prestigious honor the Defense Security Service (DSS) may bestow upon the top cleared facilities.

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.

The criteria for the award focus on the principles of industrial security excellence which includes establishing and maintaining a security program that goes well beyond the basic National Industrial Security Program requirements and providing leadership to other cleared facilities to set high standards for security.

Of the more than 13,000 cleared contractors, less than 1% are annually selected to receive the award. This year Smiths Interconnect was among the fifty-one facilities who were awarded at the annual NCMS training seminar, in St. Louis, Missouri. Dave Moorehouse, President of Smiths Interconnect and Dawn Santiago, the Tampa Facility Security Officer accepted the award on behalf of the company.

Smiths Interconnect is a provider of technically differentiated electronic components, subsystems, microwave and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical applications in the commercial aviation, defense, space, medical, rail, semiconductor test, wireless telecommunications, and industrial market segments.