The award is given to “cleared U.S. defense contractors” who consistently, and at the highest level, demonstrate a commitment to excellence and leadership in the Industrial Security community.
The award announcement was made during the annual Society of Industrial Security Professionals (NCMS) training seminar.
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 hoored to be recognised as a leader in establishing and maintaining a security program that exceeds National Industrial Security Program requirements as a DoD contractor,” said 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.”
Iridium is one of 40 companies out of 13,000 considered to receive the prestigious Cogswel Award for exemplifying outstanding leadership in the Industrial Security community.