Lincoln Laboratory earns 11th consecutive Superior security rating

by Communications and Community Outreach Office

The U.S. Air Force 66th Air Base Group Information Protection Office awarded MIT Lincoln Laboratory a "Superior" security rating for 2016. This rating was based on the cumulative results of 12 comprehensive security inspections conducted on groups and departments randomly chosen for evaluation between January and December 2016. This 11th consecutive "Superior" rating was based on the Laboratory's continued compliance with National Industrial Security Program requirements.

Many individuals contributed to Lincoln Laboratory's achieving this rating, including the leadership, members, and administrative assistants of the groups and departments that were inspected in 2016.

Holding the plaque commemorating Lincoln Laboratory's 11th consecutive Superior Security rating are Shawn Daley, Chief Security Officer and head of the Security Services Department (on left) and Eric Evans, director of the Laboratory (on right). Joining them are representatives from the various groups and departments that were audited for the 2016 security review.

Technical Groups

  • Advanced Capabilities and Technologies
  • Advanced Sensor Systems and Test Beds
  • Chemical, Microsystem, and Nanoscale Technologies
  • Informatics and Decision Support
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Systems and Architectures
  • Optical Communications Technology
  • Secure Resilient Systems and Technology
  • Space Systems Analysis and Test
  • Structural and Thermal-Fluids Engineering
  • Systems and Analysis


  • Information Services Department
  • Security Services Department

Posted February 2017


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