Sierra Nevada Corporation Receives James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award for a Third Time!

SNC's Sparks Security Team accepts
2012  James S. Cogswell Award in Orlando, FL.

Sparks, NV – June 13, 2012 – Eren Ozmen, President of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is pleased to announce that its Sparks, NV facility has been recognized by the Defense Security Service (DSS) as having one of the top security programs in the nation.  The Sparks Security Team was awarded the James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award (OISAA) on June 13th in Orlando, FL. 

The Cogswell Award is the most prestigious security award given to industry annually by the Defense Security Service, and was awarded to less than 30 contractor facilities this year, out of over 13,000 eligible government contractors.  The selection process is rigorous and requires an exemplary security program and a minimum of two consecutive Superior DSS Review Ratings. 

"It takes a lot of hard work and dedication from the security team and company employees to achieve a successful and "Superior" security program.  I am very pleased that our Sparks facility and my security staff are receiving this award.  A job very well done,” Jim Jones, Corporate Director of Security said. This is the third time an SNC facility has received this award, with its Plano, TX location making the list in 2005 and Beavercreek, OH in 2011.

“I am extremely proud of SNC’s Security Teams’ continuous hard work and dedication to the company’s security program.,” said Eren Ozmen. “The excellent job they do is to protect not only SNC, but our customers and our nation as well.” Sparks Corporate Security Manager, Christine Morris said she is proud of her team’s success, but it is truly the combination of SNC Leadership and stellar employee commitment to the security program that led SNC to such a prestigious award.

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 information, materials, and programs.

About Sierra Nevada Corporation:  Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is one of America’s fastest growing private companies based on its significant expansion and reputation for rapid, innovative, and agile technology solutions in electronics, aerospace, avionics, space, propulsion, micro-satellite, aircraft, communications systems and solar energy. Under the leadership of CEO Fatih Ozmen and Chairman and President Eren Ozmen, SNC employs over 2,100 people in 31 locations in 16 states.  SNC’s six unique business areas are dedicated to providing leading-edge solutions to SNC’s dynamic customer base.

SNC is also the Top Woman-Owned Federal Contractor in the United States. Over the last 30 years under the Ozmen’s leadership, SNC has remained focused on providing its customers the very best in diversified technologies to meet their needs and has a strong and proven track record of success. The company continues to focus its growth on the commercial sector through internal advancements and outside acquisitions, including the emerging markets of renewable energy, telemedicine, nanotechnology, cyber and net-centric operations. For more information on SNC visit

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