Defense Department honors Bechtel for security practices

U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Security Service has given an award to Bechtel for outstanding security practices in handling classified documents and other materials.
By Richard Tomkins  |  June 30, 2014 at 5:57 PM
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RESTON, Va., June 30 (UPI) -- A Virginia office of Bechtel has received recognition from the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Security Service for protection of classified assets.

Bechtel's 2014 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award was one of 40 awarded.

"Protecting national security information and assets is an essential part of our mission-critical work for our government customers, and this honor is a testament to our teams who carry out the work with the greatest care," said Craig Albert, president of Bechtel's government services global business unit. "Maintaining secure facilities and programs is non-negotiable and requires the daily focus of our teams and leaders."

Winning the award was Bechtel's office in Reston, Va.

The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Security Service requires facilities nominated for the award to demonstrate a sustained degree of excellence and innovation in security program management, implementation, and oversight. They must also demonstrate leadership in helping other facilities implement best security practices.

The award is named after James S. Cogswell, the first chief of industrial security within the Department of Defense.

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