The Aerospace Corporation’s Albuquerque, New Mexico, office is the recipient of the 2014 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award.
The sole Aerospace Security representative at the Albuquerque office is Jeffrey Jacobson, industrial security specialist. Jacobson has worked at Aerospace since 1993, serving as the sole security official at the Albuquerque office for the entirety of his career. The Albuquerque office also received the Cogswell Award in 2010. Aerospace’s Rosslyn office won the award in 2008; and the Colorado office received the award in 2007.
The Cogswell Award recognizes industrial security excellence and is given by Defense Security Service to recognize cleared industry. Out of a total group of 13,300 cleared defense contractors subject to assessment by the DSS, only a few are selected to receive the award each year. There were 40 recipients in 2014.
To be considered for the Cogswell Award, a facility must be nominated by its assigned DSS industrial security representative and have two consecutive superior industrial security review ratings. The facility must show a sustained degree of excellence and innovation in its overall security program management, implementation and oversight.
The Aerospace Corporation is a California nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center and has almost 3,500 employees. It provides technical guidance and advice on all aspects of space missions to military, civil, and commercial customers to assure space mission success. The Aerospace Corporation is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., with multiple locations across the United States.