CAE USA has received the James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award. Accepting for CAE USA (pictured in center) were Karen Payne, Facility Security Officer, and Ray Duquette, President and General Manager.

CAE today announced CAE USA is a recipient of the 2019 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award, presented by the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) in the United States. DCSA identifies cleared facilities that exhibit security excellence by establishing and maintaining a security program that ensures the protection of classified information, materials, and programs far exceeding the National Industrial Security Program requirements.

CAE USA was one of only fifty-one facilities to receive the recognition out of approximately 13,000 cleared facilities across the United States. The Industrial Security Achievement Award was established in 1966 in honor of the late Air Force Colonel James S. Cogswell, who was the first chief of industrial security within the U.S. Department of Defense. He was responsible for developing the principles of the Industrial Security Program, which includes an emphasis on the partnership between industry and government to protect classified information.

To qualify, CAE USA had consecutive superior industrial security review ratings and maintained a persistent degree of excellence and innovation in the management, implementation, and oversight of their security program.

“We are honored to be a part of a select group of organizations to be recognized by the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency for maintaining the highest standards for security and protection of classified information,” said Ray Duquette, President and General Manager, CAE USA. “The diligence and commitment our team and organization put forth daily to protect our Nation’s classified information is admirable and ensures the continuous delivery of world-class training and operational support solutions to our U.S. Department of Defense customers.”

About CAE

CAE is a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defense and security, and healthcare markets. Backed by a record of more than 70 years of industry firsts, we continue to help define global training standards with our innovative virtual-to-live training solutions to make flying safer, maintain defense force readiness and enhance patient safety. We have the broadest global presence in the industry, with over 10,000 employees, 160 sites and training locations in over 35 countries. Each year, we train more than 220,000 civil and defense crewmembers, including more than 135,000 pilots, and thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide. Located in Tampa, Florida, CAE USA is the largest segment of CAE’s Defense & Security business unit.

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