Telos Corporation Named 2017 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Awardee

June 23, 2017

Firm recognized for sustained excellence and innovation in security management

ANAHEIM, Ca. – JUNE 23, 2017 – Telos® Corporation, a leading provider of continuous security solutions and services for the world’s most security-conscious organizations, today received the prestigious James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award from the Defense Security Service (DSS). The award was presented at the National Classification Management Society (NCSMS) 53rd Annual Training and Seminar. Of more than 13,000 organizations eligible for the Cogswell Award, less than 1 percent receive it.

To be considered for the Cogswell Award, a facility must have two consecutive superior industrial security review ratings, which shows a sustained degree of excellence and innovation in their overall security program management, implementation and oversight.

“We hold ourselves to the highest security standards each day, and we appreciate this recognition,” said John B. Wood, CEO and chairman, Telos. “I’m so proud of the work our team does to uphold our superior level of security – this award is really a testament to the men and women at Telos who put forth tremendous effort to ensure the continued confidentiality of peers, partners and customers and the security of their systems and information.”

The Cogswell Award is the most prestigious honor the Defense Security Service may bestow to cleared industry.

About Telos Corporation

Telos Corporation empowers and protects the world’s most security-conscious organizations with solutions and services for continuous security assurance of individuals, systems and information. Telos’ offerings include cyber security solutions and services for IT risk management and information security; secure mobility to protect globally connected organizations; and identity management to establish trust in personnel and continuously monitor for insider threats. The company serves military, intelligence and civilian agencies of the federal government, allied nations and commercial organizations around the world. For more information, visit and follow on Twitter @TelosNews.

About the James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Awards

The James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award is given for adherence to the principles of industrial security excellence by establishing and maintaining a security program that goes well beyond the minimum National Industrial Security Program requirements. Cogswell award recipients provide leadership to other cleared facilities to set high standards for security.

The award was established in 1966 and is named in honor of the late Air Force Col. James S. Cogswell, who was the first chief of the unified office of Industrial Security. Col. Cogswell formulated the underlying principle of the Industrial Security Program, the need for a true partnership between industry and government to ensure the protection of classified information, materials and programs.



Ashley Howard
Merritt Group (for Telos)
Phone: 703.598.1174

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