Marinette, WI: Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) has been awarded the 2017 Defense Security Service James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award.
The Cogswell award is the most esteemed honor the Defense Security Service (DSS), a federal security agency of the US Department of Defense, can award to a member of industry. Less than 10 percent of more than 13,000 firms are selected to receive this award annually. The criteria focuses on the principles of industrial security excellence, which includes establishing and maintaining a security program that goes well beyond the minimum National Industrial Security Program requirements.
“Today Fincantieri Marinette Marine was awarded the James S. Cogswell Award. We’re proud to be considered a leader in supporting national security. Our top priority at FMM is to deliver mission critical naval vessels while safeguarding information entrusted in our care,” said Jan Allman, President and CEO of FMM.
It is a true honor to receive consideration for this award. To be eligible, a facility must be nominated by a DSS Industrial Security Representative and have a minimum of two consecutive superior industrial security review ratings. A sustained degree of excellence and innovation in their overall security program management, implementation, and oversight must be achieved.
“Fincantieri is honored by this significant recognition, and is dedicated to continuing its strong partnership with the Defense Security Service,” said Francesco Valente, President and CEO of Fincantieri Marine Group. “This award is a testament to the commitment of the Fincantieri Marinette Marine staff and government counterparts in exercising industry best security practices.”
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About Fincantieri Marinette Marine
Founded in 1942, Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) is located on the Menominee River in Marinette, Wisconsin. The largest shipyard in the Midwest, FMM has delivered more than 1,300 vessels to the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and commercial customers, including the technologically advanced Littoral Combat Ship Freedom variant for the U.S. Navy. In 2008, FMM along with several sister shipyards also based in the Great Lakes region, became part of Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups and number one by diversification and innovation, with almost 19,200 employees, 7,900 of whom are in Italy, and 20 shipyards located on four continents. Fincantieri operates in the United States through its subsidiary Fincantieri Marine Group, serving both civilian and government customers. Over the past five years, Fincantieri has invested more than $100 million in both capital infrastructure and its resources to support FMM’s transformation into what is now one of the best shipyards in the United States.