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Retlif Testing Laboratories receives DSS' Cogswell Award for industrial security

July 15, 2019
Ronkonkoma laboratory receives “Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award” from the US Defense Security Service
ST. LOUIS, MO—Retlif Testing Laboratories, an internationally recognized strategic compliance organization and an independent EMC/EMI and environmental testing laboratory, has received the prestigious Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award from the Defense Security Service (DSS).

The Cogswell award recognizes industrial security excellence and outstanding achievement in matters related exclusively to a facility’s security program. Established in 1966, it honors the late Air Force Colonel James S. Cogswell, the first Chief of Industrial Security within the Department of Defense.

Retlif Executive Vice President and Facility Security Officer William K. Hayes commented, “Retlif prepares for DSS assessments by continually maintaining an active readiness posture where security is an integral part of every employee’s job. We have a security education program in place, and we regularly apply DSS training and resources to solve situations at our facility in an efficient manner. Considering there are over 13,000 defense contractors, we are very proud to be selected for the award.”

Retlif President Walter Poggi added, “The DSS criteria for the Cogswell Award centers on the creation and maintenance of security programs that far exceed National Industrial Security Program requirements. We are greatly honored to receive the Cogswell Award for a second time in five years.”

Retlif Testing Laboratories, with headquarters in Ronkonkoma NY, also has locations in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Washington DC.  Retlif recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

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