ANN ARBOR, MI – Integrity Applications Incorporated (IAI) announced today that its Ann Arbor facility was awarded the James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Achievement Award. The Cogswell award is the most prestigious honor bestowed by the Defense Security Service (DSS), a federal security agency of the U.S. Department of Defense. Thirty-six facilities were selected for the award, which is presented at the annual NCMS training seminar on June 22, 2017, in Anaheim, California.

These 36 facilities were chosen from among 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.

The Cogswell Award selection process is rigorous. A DSS Industrial Security Representative may only nominate facilities that have at a minimum two consecutive superior industrial security review ratings and which show a sustained degree of excellence and innovation in their overall security program management, implementation and oversight. The Cogswell Award is given for outstanding achievement in matters related exclusively to a facility’s security program. DSS makes the final selections.

“IAI is very proud to be a 2017 recipient of a Cogswell Award,” said William S. Jugus, Chief Operating Officer for IAI. “This award recognizes IAI’s enduring commitment to providing the highest level of customer security company-wide as well as the specific efforts and sustained excellence of IAI’s Ann Arbor Security and IT team and their important work ensuring the protection of our national security.

IAI’s Ann Arbor Security and IT team includes Facility Security Officer (FSO) and Regional Security Manager John Minzey, Regional IT Manager and Information System Security Manager Ron Adkins, Security Officer Cindy Ennett and System Administration Garry Bridges. The IAI Ann Arbor Sensors and Analysis team is led by Dr. Neil Carender.