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Serco Receives James S. Cogswell Awards for Outstanding Industrial Security Excellence

Published: 7 Jun 2018

Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, announced today that the Company received two prestigious 2018 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Achievement Award from the Department of Defense, Defense Security Service (DSS).  The awards were presented for the Company’s Herndon, Virginia and Colorado Springs, Colorado offices, as a reflection of the sites dedication to National Security. Serco was selected as one of 39 recipients, from more than 13,300 defense contractors. This marks the third time Serco has received this award the first coming in 2013.

The James S. Cogswell Award was established in 1966 and is the most prestigious recognition by the Federal government for a cleared defense contractor that demonstrates industrial security excellence.  The Cogswell Award recognizes industrial security excellence, taking into account factors that 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. 

To be considered for this award, Serco was required to have a minimum of 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 are honored to receive the Cogswell Award in recognition of our dedication and focus on security excellence.  Our teams across the business recognize that national security impacts the safety of our warfighters and our Nation,” said Dave Dacquino, Serco’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Winners were announced at the 2018 Annual Conference of National Classification Management Society (NCMS), the society of industrial security professionals, in Dallas on June 6.


For further information, please contact:
Alan Hill, [email protected], 703-263-6500

About Serco Inc.
Serco Inc. is a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services. We advise, design, integrate, and deliver solutions that transform how clients achieve their missions. Our customer-first approach, robust portfolio of services, and global experience enable us to respond with solutions that achieve outcomes with value. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Inc. has approximately 8,000 employees and annual revenue of $1 billion. Serco Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Serco Group plc, a $4 billion international business that helps transform government and public services around the world. More information about Serco Inc. can be found at