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Cogswell Award To Retlif

Cogswell2014Retlif Testing Laboratories has received the prestigious Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award from the Defense Security Service (DSS). Retlif is one of only 40 facilities from over 13,000 defense contractors to receive the honor.

Established in 1966, the Cogswell award recognizes industrial security excellence and outstanding achievement in matters related exclusively to a facility’s security program. It honors the late Air Force Colonel James S. Cogswell, the first Chief of Industrial Security within the Department of Defense. Cheryl Matthew, Regional Director, Northern Region, Defense Security Service presented the award at a ceremony at Retlif Headquarters in Ronkonkoma, New York.

Retlif President Walter Poggi commented, “The Cogswell award criteria focuses the establishment and maintenance of security programs that far exceed basic National Industrial Security Program requirements.”

Retlif Vice President Bill Hayes added, “The rigorous selection process includes having a minimum of two consecutive superior industrial security review ratings and demonstration of a sustained degree of excellence and innovation in overall security program management, implementation and oversight.”