June 22, 2017 Jessica Patrick

ACET Receives Prestigious 2017 James S. Cogswell Award

Aberdeen Proving Grounds (APG), MD – June 2017 — Adams Communication & Engineering Technology, Inc. (ACET) announced today that the company has won the 2017 James S. Cogswell Award from the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Security Service (DSS).

ACET is one of the 36 facilities chosen from a population of approximately 13,500 cleared facilities that are subject to recurring assessment, and who represent companies large and small. The award criterion focuses on principles of industrial security excellence. Factors include establishing and maintaining a security program that far exceeds the basic National Industrial Security Program requirements; and providing leadership to other cleared facilities in establishing best practices while maintaining the highest standards for security. For ACET to receive this award highlights the magnitude of achievement for this growing Veteran owned small business. The Cogswell Award recognizes ACET’s consistent commitment to stringent security procedures and industrial security protocol excellence.

“Being selected as a Cogswell Award Winner is an honor for our company and a testament to the dedication of our Security Manager, Mrs. Diane Burke and her team. But even more impressive is the consistent focus that ACET personnel place on our corporate and customer security. We are committed in the protection of the secure information entrusted to us by our clients, and this award demonstrates that the ACET approach is exceptional.” said Michael Seldes, ACET’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.

ACET is a Veteran-Owned Small business, with multiple offices including those at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD; Reston, VA; and headquarters in Waldorf, MD. ACET provides system engineering and integration methods, techniques and tools to help Intelligence, Defense, and Civil agencies build, integrate, operate and maintain equipment, information and systems.

About the James S. Cogswell Award
The Cogswell 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 is responsible for the underlying principle of the Industrial Security Program. That principle is the need for a true partnership between industry and government to ensure the protection of classified information, materials, and programs.

Learn more: http://www.dss.mil/isp/partnership.html