ORLANDO, Fla. -- The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) received the runner-up award for the Best Protection Program during the Annual Worldwide Army Antiterrorism Conference, in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 1.

The conference recognized Antiterrorism and Army Protection Program (APP) contributions for fiscal year 2016.

Floyd Edwards, INSCOM office of the assistant chief of staff, G-3, accepted the award on behalf of INSCOM from Maj. Gen. A. Ray Royalty, director, Department of the Army G-34.

The APP is the overarching management program for synchronizing, integrating, coordinating, and prioritizing policies, decision, and resources of the 12 non-warfighting APP functional elements and the three APP enabling functions.

During the FY16 inspection, the inspectors recognized the exceptional work of the INSCOM Antiterrorism, Operations Security, Continuity of Operations Planning, and Emergency Management programs.

"Our Army Protection Program managers help manage risk, which make the INSCOM workforce safer on a daily basis," said Melissa Woodford, INSCOM G-3 Operations. "They are very deserving of this award."

The world has seen terrorism, natural disasters, and workplace violence increase over the past years. Everyone must be aware of their surrounding and report suspicious activity.

"Protection is not only about the great work of a few program managers. Our Soldiers, DA Civilians, contractors, and our Army Family need to understand the threat is very real," said Col. Daniel E. Soller, INSCOM assistant chief of staff, G-3. "They must be prepared to respond to it. They must step up and manage in a crisis. They are the 'you' in the motto 'If you see something, say something.' Individuals make the difference in the Army Protection Program."