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Serco Receives James S. Cogswell Award for Outstanding Industrial Security Excellence

RESTON, Va., July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services to the Federal government, announced today that the Company has received the prestigious 2013 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Achievement Award from the Department of Defense, Defense Security Service (DSS).  Serco was selected as one of 24 recipients, from more than 13,500 defense contractors.

The James S. Cogswell Award was established in 1966 and is the most prestigious recognition by the Federal government for a cleared defense contractor that demonstrates industrial security excellence.  The Cogswell Award recognizes industrial security excellence, taking into account factors that 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.  

To be considered for this award, Serco was required to have a minimum of two consecutive superior industrial security review ratings, which shows a sustained degree of excellence and innovation in their overall security program management, implementation and oversight.

"We are honored to receive the Cogswell Award in recognition of our dedication and focus on security excellence.  Our team here at Serco recognizes that national security impacts the safety of our warfighters and our Nation," said Ed Casey, Serco's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  "We are committed to protecting national security, while providing best-in-class services to our customers."

Winners were announced at the 2013 Annual Conference of National Classification Management Society (NCMS), the society of industrial security professionals, in Chicago on June 26.

About Serco Inc.: Serco Inc., headquartered in Reston, VA, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Serco Group plc, a $7.5 billion international business that helps transform government and public services around the world.  We improve essential services by managing people, processes, technology and assets more effectively. We advise policy makers, design innovative solutions, integrate systems and - most of all - deliver to the public. Our people offer operational, management and consulting expertise in the transportation, business process outsourcing, defense, education, environmental services, facilities management, health, home affairs, information and communications technology, knowledge services, local government, science, and commercial sectors. Serco Inc. has approximately 8,500 employees across the United States and five Canadian provinces. More information on Serco Inc. can be found at

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